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Publication Date: 04-19-2012
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No. 2254 April 19 April 25, 2012 Spirit of Gulfport: Dallas Bohrer, Blueberry Patch Founder Hes the founding member of the Blueberry Patch in Gulfport... some place Ive been going to to listen to music and meet people, Vice Mayor Sam Henderson said as he explained why Dallas Bohrer, founder of the Blueberry Patch, received the Spirit of Gulfport award. Aw, shucks, Bohrer said as Mayor Mike Yakes presented him with the awards and Blueberry Patch supporters rose to their feet in support of Bohrer. Detached Garage Burns in Gulfport FireFire investigators still search for a cause while rumors about dispatch persistBy Cathy Salustri destroyed a detached garage at 5307 29th Avenue South. At 5:16 in the evening, Fire Chief Jim Marenkovic received a page from the county 911 service alerting him house received notice that a caller at the above address. The Gulfport, South Pasadena, Treasure Island and until they could remove the danger. Fire investigators have yet to Possibly, propane was a factor. Maybe not in the ignition source, but in the overall outcome, Marenkovic said. Although no one was injured in See Fire, page 9Late Afternoon DrillsKris Folsom runs tennis drills during Tuesday evening tennis lessons. The lessons, which start at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, cost $10 and take place behind the Gulfport Historical Museum. Friday afternoons at 5 p.m., kids can take lessons, too. Job Fair at SPC Campus Once again, St. Petersburg College Seminole Larry Ahern and Jim Frishe are joining forces to put on a Bay Area Job Fair scheduled for Friday, April 20 from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. It will again be held on SPC Seminole Campus Conference Center. This highcapacity room is located near Congressman Youngs job fair is a free event for both employers and job seekers.


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Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 3 Urban Gypsies Return to Art Village Thanks to the support of the sponsors of the Art Village Court Yard, the Urban Gypsies will roll in to town on April 21st from 6:3010 p.m. for the Third Saturday Art Walk bringing the famed Loga Phone, Mandolin, Guitar, Drums, Sweet harmonies, Tribal Disco Gypsy Bluegrass music and high energy fun for a free community concert. Its going to be a crazy fun time says singer and percussionist Leta Woloshuk. We really miss the Court Yard, this will be a celebration for us. The Art Village Court Yard is located at 2914 Beach Blvd. S. in Gulfport. Visit urbangypsies@msn. com. Third Saturday Art Walk Visit Gulfports Waterfront Art District and purchase original works at the Third Saturday Art Walk on April 21st from 6-10 p.m. Meet new friends and acquaintances, while reveling in Gulfports authentic Old Florida atmosphere. Take home a new piece of art and marvel at the work of up to 50 artists and crafters, as well as authors and entertainers stretched over a half-mile up and down scenic Beach Boulevard. Live musicians including Motown with Magic, Double M Band and others will be appearing at venues throughout the Village. While browsing the art and craft booths, dont miss Gulfports unique shops, boutiques and galleries. Gulfports Alley of the Arts has been a hub for local artists for many years, but has been attracting more attention recently for a renewed presence of artists and art events. Alley of the Arts is open during each of Gulfports Art Walks on the each month, as well as during special events. Its proximity to Gulfports well-known Beach Blvd. provides an opportunity for event-goers to easily walk around the corner of 29th Avenue to visit the Alleys artists and peruse their work and installations. For information on the Gulfport Merchants Association and Gulfport events, please visit www.GulfportMA. com. The Gulfport Art Walk and event recorded information line is more information and download an com under Vendor Info. 3007 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport. Admission is free.


4 Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 Bring the Kids to Fishing DerbyST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete is hosting its annual Hooked on Saturday, April 21st from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Merry Pier in historic Passa-Grille. The tournament is open to kids and teens of all ages and costs $5 to enter. Fishing gear and prizes will be awarded in fun categories such as required; all participants will check in and pay at Merry Pier, 801 Passa-Grille Way, on the day of the event. Light refreshments and participants 727-363-9245 for more information. World Book Night in Gulfport! The Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library is honored to have been selected as a host site for the United States inaugural celebration event will include a presentation by copies of Markus Zusaks bestselling book, The Book Thief. Come join them for this celebration on Monday, April 23rd, at 7 p.m. at the Gulfport Email zora@tampabay.rr.com or call 813-971-4865. Holocaust Remembrance Join members of St. Petersburg Beth-El Shalom as they relive the atrocities of the Holocaust in a dramatized presentation. They come together so that we will never forget and so it will never happen again. Beth-El Shalom Messianic Congregation is located at 1701 29th will be on Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m. All are welcome, admission is free. Call 345-7777.


Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 5 News from the Gulfport Historical Society Annual Election and Supper pot luck supper will be held on Wednesday, April 25th at 6 p.m. This is an important election due to the death of our President, Mrs. We need your support. The supper will be open to all. Please bring a covered dish.


6 Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 Congratulations to Community Service Ofcer Robert McLaughlin an email from a Gulfport resident praising work along the 49th Street corridor. Heres what the resident wrote: I wanted to take the time and mention my has done on getting cleaned up the old Sunoco Station next to Wells Fargo. This property has been an eyesore for 25 years that I know of. His persistence and streetwise approach has gotten something that has been an embarrassment to the City of Gulfport and 49th Street looking 100 percent better. Please extend my thanks to him. He has a lot of us have failed. Once again please tell him thank you. So often we forget to say thank you to those who work hard for our community. Players to Break Legs! The Gulfport Community Players open a Tom Dulack Italian comedy entitled Breaking Legs at the Hickman Theater on Thursday, April when a professor seeks funding for his new play from the family of a former student. The family turns out to be into a madcap comedy with murder and menace served up with plenty of through April 29th. Curtain times for Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., and 2 p.m. for Sundays. Tickets are $15 each and are the Gulfport Casino, the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, the Beach Bazaar, at the door, or by calling the Players at 727-322-0316 for reservations. Town Shores Red Hatters They are now taking reservations to lunch at Bubba Gumps and a stroll along the boardwalk at Johns Pass. Call or Petie at 343-6450. If you are interested in attending early May call Sandy at 343-4303.


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Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 9 Fire, from front pagethe blaze, Chief Marenkovic and the Gabber received complaints that the Sheriffs dispatch center did not respond quickly enough. Our total response time was three minutes, from the time Gulfport scene, Chief Marenkovic said. The 911 calls started coming in at 5:16:07; 911 dispatched the call at 5:16:15. He said he too received complaints called the 893-1030 non-emergency number, which the anonymous complainer said delayed the response. told the Gabber that she could not reveal the origin of the call because it could potentially identify the caller, whose identity Florida State Statute Section 365.171 protects, but Chief 911 dispatch received multiple 911, not non-emergency calls, about the Chief Marenkovic says that whether or not somebody called the nonemergency number did not impact response time, as 911 dispatched the direct calls immediately. He reiterated that people who have or crimes in progress call 911, not the non-emergency number. Marenkovic said. We get people calling my phone at three in the morning and leave a message [on my work phone], Oh, my mothers bleeding from the head, can you come help? On the weekend, even. Contact Cathy Salustri at CathySalustri@theGabber.com.


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Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 11 Kids Rule at Sunday Market This Sunday Horan Park will be be face painting, Chriss amazing balloon sculpture, a hula hooping contest for all ages and other fun activities. There will also be the music of Sam Stone. Paint and/or be the lucky winner of a rain barrel. mural lighting project at the Don Vista Cultural Arts Center. For more information, call Suntan Art Center at 727-367-3818.Mainsail Arts Festival this Weekend 250 of the nations top visual artists converging on downtown waterfront Vinoy Park, the 37th Annual Mainsail Arts Festival presents an entertainment lineup featuring steel drum sounds, Calypso and tropical rock on Saturday. The music continues Sunday with stompin bluegrass, nouveau swing and Boogie Woogie. For all ages to enjoy, there also will be strolling entertainers throughout the park both days: Deanna The Mime presenting her silent but colorful rendition of wacky, zany fun; George Aldrich, Strolling Minstrel audience. The two-day show also crafts tent and Culinary Arts food Fine Art and Design Shows in the nation again this year, Mainsail attracts 250 professional artists from 31 states as well as Ontario, exhibiting their original art work for sale in 13 categories while competing for over $50,000 in cash awards. Admission to the show is free. Vinoy Park is located at Bayshore St. Petersburgs downtown waterfront. Paid parking is available at the BayWalk and SouthCore garages and Pier lots. Free event shuttles will run from 1st St. & Central Ave. and from Piers Dolphin Lot to Vinoy Park. Event Shuttle service hours are Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


12 Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 Celebrate EarthFest 2012 EarthFest 2012 takes place on Saturday, April 21st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Clymer Park. The free event is co-sponsored by First Florida Frontiers, Admiral Farragut the City of Gulfport. Music Schedule Sunshine State Acoustic Music Camp/Festival presents: 11:00-11:25 Charley Groth 11:35-12:00 Huaca 12:10-12:35 Colleen McGrath 12:401:05 Harvey Myers Group 1:151:40 Something Special 1:50-2:15 Juniper 2:25-2:50 Admiral Farragut Academy Students 3:00-4:00 Shana Banana Join her in the Water Walking Parade. 3:00 PM Join us in the Water Walking Parade. Make puppets, signs, costumes for the Water Walking Parade at the Family Art & Crafts tables or make them at home before you come. Dancing and Drumming Circle Dances of Spirit Lillie Citron and Friends Storytelling Friendly Vendors. Peep-Mania is Coming to a Close Peepmania ends this month at the Industrial Arts Center and Saturdays Art Walk, April 21, 6-10 p.m. is one of the last chances to create your own sweet little solid glass bird. Couples Friday, April 27, may also create one of these sweet treats, along with any other object on the IACs 8-course glass blowing menu. For more information, call 727-289-9365 or visit www. IndustrialArtsCenter.org. Ashtanga Yoga Classes in Gulfport offering a Primary Ashtanga Yoga Class, beginning May 4 through July 27, every Friday night, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fee $15 per class. If you have any question, call Marisha at 727


Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 13 Azalea Middle to Host Spring Fling The PTA is proud to announce Azalea Middle Schools 1st Annual Spring Fling on April 21st from to their yard sale, car wash, and car show. Check out the hot rods, the muscle cars, shop for that special something at their yard sale all while getting your car washed. There will be food and drinks. Please come and support Azalea Middle School PTA. The school is located at 7785 22nd Take a Lifeguard Certication CourseST. PETE BEACHWant to be prepared to get an awesome job this summer? The St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center will be offering its Lifeguard this spring. Available sessions are April 24-May 5, and May 8-19. Classes are held Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of each session. Students must be at least 15 years old and complete a pre-course swimming and diving test. The class fee is $150 for St. Pete Beach residents and $175 for non-residents, books and located at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, and all interested participants can stop your space now. Contact the pool at 363-9264 for more information. South Pasadena Arbor Day Celebration The South Pasadena Arbor Day celebration will be held on Friday, April 27 at 6 p.m. in Galatea Garden Park at 7015 Sunset Drive S. The City will receive its 23rd consecutive Tree Awards will be presented to the winners and runner-ups in single dwelling, multiple dwelling and commercial categories. Pasadena Fundamental Elementary School band and chorus will perform. This years tree will be planted in memory of former Commissioner Lou Ippolito. In the event of rain the ceremony will be held in the Hibiscus Hall Hall located at 7047 Sunset Drive S. in South Pasadena.


14 Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 Upcoming Classes at the IAC several glass and metal arts classes at the Industrial Arts Center. The IAC is located in the Gulfport Art Village Courtyard. Theres still time to sign up for the next Sculptural Welding series with Jonathan Schork. This months course is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 10-4, and Sunday, April 22, 12-5. Limited to four students, ages 12 & up, Glass Blowing 101 & 102, for beginning students, is scheduled on Sunday, April 22, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Fun With Torches lampwork series with instructor Jason Bourgholtzer is scheduled Monday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 25, from 6-9 pm both nights. For information about any of these classes or special events visit www. IndustrialArtsCenter.org or call 727-289-9365.Celebrate Earth Day with Goodwill Whats generous, green and good Goodwill Industries business model, developed more than 100 years ago, is based on the concept of reusing and repurposing items and the jobs this process creates. This year, Goodwill hopes its fellow green-minded patrons will come out in droves to donate on Earth Day. To encourage the earth-friendly practice of repurposing items, all GoodwillSuncoast donation locations will offer donors a brand new, reusable shopping tote on Earth Day weekend To thank its supporters, the Goodwill-Suncoast website features a printable Goodwill shopping coupon, good for 25% off one item at any Goodwill-Suncoast retail store through April 29. Goodwill needs donations of clothing, shoes, household items, home decor, furniture and more. Large items can only be donated at stores, due to space restrictions at Goodwill trailers. Unfortunately, Goodwill cannot accept televisions and computers due to the environmentally hazardous materials they contain.


Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 15 4th Friday on Corey Avenue This will be the bomb of all food truck events in the Tampa Bay Area. Corey Avenue hosts a th Friday Food Truck Festival every 4th Friday of each month. Summer hours are 5:30-9:30 p.m. So, April 27th, bring a chair and come on out to downtown St. Pete Beach to taste trucks: Americanwiener, Jimmy Meatballs, 3 Suns Organic Bistro, Grill, Lettuce Eat Healthy, Maggie on The Move, Whatever Pops, Gone Bananas, Dochos Concessions and a BBQ Smoke-Out with the enfamous Mr I Got Em BBQ, Old City Grille and Just Smokin BBQ. You will probably never see these trucks in one place again. Live music by Joel & Dakota Band, a father/son duo from Tarpon Springs. Also, Lucky Brand & True the evening sponsored by Florida Jean Company. Free admission and parking. Food Truck prices apply. Corey merchants will be open during festival hours. Call 727-498-8778 for more details.Scotsman Fitness is coming to Gulfport! The Scotsman Fitness team is proud to present a new class at the at 5730 Shore Blvd. S. A husband and wife duo, who are currently taking Pinellas County by storm, be starting a Braveheart Bootcamp and Zumba class. Ally, who recently moved to the US from Scotland, said We are so excited to be starting at such a beautiful location. Our sessions have been hugely successful thus far and we feel we have a very Our Sessions are effective and just Bootcamp is Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Zumba will begin April 26th please book early to ensure your place in class. Scotsman Fitness is located Facebook or call 727-748-6612.


16 Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 Spring for the Arts Spring for the Arts a celebratory Clay Cultural Arts Center, will be held April 28 from 7-10 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Pier. This cocktail gala will showcase than 150 paintings by Creative unique pieces of art by Folkfest St. Pete artists and local artists, and portrait drawings and painting demonstrations by Creative Clay member artists. The gala also will feature live music by the Whitney James Quintet, professional swing dancing, complimentary swing dance lessons, celebrity emcee Danielle McBroom of 97X, food tastings from local premiere restaurants, a cash bar, and a silent auction of prizes valued at more than $19,000. Auction items include vacation and dining packages, spa services, kayaking, paddle boarding, electric biking, electric boating, and segway touring, and much more. To preview auction items, visit http://www.creativeclay.org/shop. Tickets are $35 per person in advance or $45 at the door. All ticket holders present at the event will be eligible to win an original painting by a Creative Clay member artist. For more ticket purchase or sponsorship information, please call 727825-0515 or go to www.creativeclay. org/event/spring-for-the-arts. Take a Boating Class USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 7-16 Gulfport will offer the next ABS Class on Saturday, May 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the USCG Building, 3120 Miriam Street S. in Gulfport. Please use side entrance. Books and materials are provided. Upon completion you will receive wallet card and Florida State Boating Card. Cost is $40 per student. For reservations or more information call 727-399-7986.


Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 17 Relaying For LifeLisa Bingham and Martha Sanchez lap the Gulfport Recreation Center eld during last weekends Relay For Life. Both ladies survived cancer. The annual event, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, lasted overnight Saturday. Participants formed teams and spent the night camping on the eld. National Rebuild Day Needs You Join your neighbors on Saturday, April 28 to help make repairs to a local residents home. The project is Together, the leading national affordable home ownership by bringing volunteers and communities together to rehabilitate the homes of low-income homeowners. In the spirit of old-fashioned barn raising, volunteers will make varying repairs to the homes according to the condition of each structure. So49 and the Gulfport Teen Council chose the home of Dorothy Everett at 5213 13th Avenue S. Ms. Everett is the widow of an Army veteran. She has been a resident of Gulfport since 1985 and has raised over 12 children. She has been employed at the same place for over 28 years working with a program that serves low-income children. Gulfport volunteers will meet at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Zoomers Auto Body Shop at 4919 Tangerine Avenue S. There they will sign in, get breakfast and instructions. Volunteers are advised to bring their own gloves and hand tools for yard work. Help Send ALA Girls to State Program The American Legion Auziliary Unit #305 at 6999 Gulf Boulevard in St. Pete Beach is asking for your support to send their high school girls to a state conference in Tallahassee. Join them at their Post on Sunday, April 29th at 1 p.m. for games of Steak-O. Steak-O is similar to bingo except that you win an 8 oz. bacon wrapped help to send their girls to Tallahassee for a week they will never forget.


18 Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 This Weeks Solution Gu lfpo rt G ar den & B ird Club The business meeting, tea and Yearly committee reports were committee leaders were elected to serve next year: President, Joyce McMahon; Vice-President-Programs, Membership, Elsie Crimaldi; Purtee; Treasurer/Publicity, Barbara Dye; Yearbook, Josie Freeman. The positions of Corresponding Secretary and Flower Show were left open. Please bring suggestions and ideas for next year's programs to the endof-the year luncheon to be held on May 10th at O'Maddy's in Gulfport. Even though the club does not meeting during the summer, you can still become a member any time between now and October. If you would like to join, send a $5 check 2850 59th Street S. Gulfport, 33707 or call her at 347-6831. The club is always looking for new members. If you have not renewed your membership yet, the $5 fee needs to be received by June in order for your name to be in the yearbook. Please send a check to Elsie Crimaldi or pay at the May 10th luncheon.


Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 19 The Gabs We went to the Sunday Market in Horan Park on St. Pete Beach and asked some of the vendors how they Krystin Haney, Healthy Hoops: Advertisement. Jon Rymer, Clay Spirit Studios: I think instructions on how to get in would be good. People dont know how to get in. Robin Wood, Freds Finest Pet Treats going to be face painting. On May 6th the Hula Hoop ladies are going to have a hoop in. Jim Parker, Rudys Produce Market: Advertising better.


20 Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship Shop Thrift, Boutique and Gift Shops Pasadena Community Church has featuring clothing, household items, gifts, childrens clothes and furni ture. Thrift and boutique are open from 9-12 Wednesday and Saturday. Gift store is open from 10-2 on Wednesday only.


Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 21 Religious Services, Classes & Events Call 321-6965 for more information on placing your ad in this special sectionPlaces of Worship They Dont Count Birthdays! They just celebrate all of their birthdays, together, at this luncheon of First United Methodist ChurchGulfport, located on the corner of 28th Ave. S. and 53rd Street, invite you to join them for this tasty and fun event at 12 noon on May 8th. Cost is just $5. They must know how many are attending, so gather some friends, then call Barb Purtee at 343-2227 by May 1st to make your reservations. To add to the fun, you can wear a beautiful or funny hat if Sophies Attic Sophies Attic Thrift Store would be thankful for all your donations of clean, gently used clothing, household, small funiture and miscellaneous items. If you need help packing up or dropping off, call the All donations may be dropped off at at 2728 53rd Street S. or the Thrift Store Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.


22 Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 Funday Coming to Boca Ciega Yacht Club Its almost time again for the Annual Spring Funday at Boca Ciega Yacht Club on South Tifton Drive to be held on Saturday, April 28 from 1-4 p.m. As always, there will be free hot dogs of prizes, face painting for the kids, exhibits, and best of all sailboat BCYC Funday is always a gala event to introduce the club and its activities to the community. Last year, over 600 neighbors attended, 300 sailboat rides were enjoyed, and 800 hot dogs were consumed. There will be more of everything this year. In case of inclement weather, BCYC Funday will be held on Sunday, April 29. Mark your calendars, set aside the day, and bring you entire family to enjoy fun in the sun and on the beautiful waters of Boca Ciega Bay. BCYC is just south of the Gulfport Marina with plenty of parking on the grounds. Out of courtesy, please leave your beloved pets at home. African Midwife Visits St. Pete Sierra Leone has the highest infant and maternal mortality rate in the has delivered over 3000 babies there and never lost a single mom or baby. As Director of the All African Peoples Development & Empowerment Project in that West African country, and has established a birth clinic along with 4 community vegetable farms and a vocational institute. See and hear her inspirational story. She will speak at the community art space at 1000 Central Ave. on Wed., May 2nd at 6:30 p.m. Free. Call 727683-9949. Displa y Ad ve r tising? Call Gina at321-6965Deadline T ues 5pmtheG a b b e r


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24 Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 Memorial Installation for Fisherman Lost at SeaThe Outdoor Arts Foundation announced that on Sunday, April 29th, the longanticipated Florida Fishermen Lost at Sea Memorial will be installed and dedicated to the hundreds of have lost their lives over the years. The event will take place from 6-9 p.m. and festivities will include music by SunzaBeaches, speeches by survivors, loved ones, leaders in by Church By the Sea. The unveiling at sunset will take place in front of the Bell Tower and main entrance to the Johns Pass Boardwalk. The Florida Fishermen Lost at Sea Memorial has been a joint effort between the Johns Pass Village and Boardwalk Merchants Association, the Outdoor Arts Foundation According to Mark Hubbard of Hubbards Marina, Many lives are lost every year with no memory for future generations to see and appreciate the ultimate price paid by these brave individuals. Our own deserve proper representation. Florida Fishermen Lost at Sea with all donations being taxdeductible through the Outdoor Arts Foundation. Donations can be mailed to and payable to the Outdoor Arts Foundation, P.O. Box 323 Safety Harbor, Fl, 33759, Attention: Florida Fisherman Lost at Sea. For more information please visit http://www. Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Workshops The Florida Department of Transportation, District 7, is offering free bicycle and pedestrian safety educational classes through its WalkWise Tampa Bay campaign. The classes will be held at the Treasure Island Community Center located at A 30-minute WalkWise BikeSmart program will be offered on Friday, April 27th and Tuesday, May 15th at 5:30 p.m. This interactive presentation covers WalkWise pedestrian information, as well as statistics and demographics for bicyclists, and important safety tips for riding in the roadway and on the sidewalk. All attendees will law enforcement guide and safety tip bookmarks. are limited. All interested persons should contact Jessica Brenner, Outreach Coordinator for Grassroots Pedestrian Campaign, at 813974-9215 or jlbrenne@cutr.usf.edu.


Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 25 Meet the Winners Team Aderholtz, wearing winner's green jackets, celebrate their victory at O'Maddy's 21st Annual Golf Tournament on April 7th. Team members: Chuck Aderholtz, Brian Newman, Hughie Forsythe and Greg Pierce. Team McDonald and Team Brooks placed 2nd and 3rd respectively. Free Oral Cancer and PSA Screening The City of Gulfport, in conjunction with the Oral Cancer Foundation, will be hosting a free Oral Cancer and PSA Screening on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Walgreens parking lot on the corner of 58th St. S. and Gulfport Blvd. S. in Gulfport. People will register for the screening at the day of the event. David Hastings continues to volunteer organizing this event and has also added a simple prostate The key to reducing the death rate of oral cancer is earlier detection, and the key to that is for all adults to receive opportunistic oral cancer examinations at least once a year. is a protein produced by cells of the prostate gland. The PSA test measures the level of PSA in the blood. If you feel you are a candidate, dont miss this free opportunity. It might just save your life. To learn more about oral cancer go to www.oralcancer.org on the web. For event information, call 727322-5669. Concerned about Developmental Delays? Florida Diagnostic and Learning free screenings for all children and can help those who need it. If your child doesnt appear capable of these things at the appropriate age, screening. Children ages 2-3 can usually Children ages 3-4 can usually turns


26 Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 By Holiday Mathis week of the Taurus solar rule, and the Taurus moon joins in to spread the message: Taking care of the earth is everyones job. As one wise Marshall McLuhan put it, There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew. With Jupiter also in Taurus and two other earth-sign go down as one of the more remarkable celebrations of our planet. TAURUS your guard down with the people you respect and admire. Youll let your guard down with others, as well, as long as they pass a series of social, emotional and intellectual tests that unknowing subjects. Good for you, by the way. This is how you keep your GEMINI lifestyle cultivates certain personality traits in you. You have to be strong in order to handle the responsibilities and deal with the needs of the people around you. You will rise to the occasion in every way this week, though it comes at a personal cost. So be sure to relax and regenerate every chance you get. CANCER anything is holding you back from being organized, youll pinpoint the culprit this week. More than likely, it is a desire to get more things accomplished in a day than is reasonable to expect, thus causing Slow down and take life one activity at a time. LEO mood prevails in the early week, but youll be careful about how you act on it, deciding judiciously what you can get away with in the name of humor dealings remind you that you have to master your money so your money wont master you. VIRGO bring a mysterious series of clues leading up to a most excellent answer. Go on and state the obvious, because its only obvious to you. You see what others miss. This may earn you a position of leadership, as people want themselves and also know what to make of them. LIBRA information out of context or reading too much into a situation will be a danger to avoid. Also, make sure to get your information from the original source as often as possible. Going straight to the horses mouth will keep you out of trouble because secondhand information will most likely be incorrect. SCORPIO do a version of psychic cleansing this week. In the same way a person might open up the windows to air out a room, youll open your life to the fresh breezes blowing through. Said breezes could come in the form of a person, a book or a new interest. All SAGITTARIUS through things as you sometimes are, because you want to make sure youre wringing every bit of pleasure from your life that there is to be had. So you slow things down. Out of this slower pace comes a new sense of stability, practicality, patience and humor. CAPRICORN Compliments arent always easy to give, because you never know how the other person will react. This week, you have something to gain from telling people what you like about them. Mutual admiration begins a friendship. Over time, this casual relationship is sure to blossom into something more meaningful. AQUARIUS When you are not happy, the more sensitive people in your life can really feel it. Likewise, when your loved ones are not happy, its as though the entire resonance of the planet is off key. This week, youll go out of your way to bring joy to yourself and those around you, which promotes harmony throughout the universe. PISCES can win all of the time. Losing with grace is good, but losing with great creativity is even better. You have something to express, and youre not The worst that can happen is inspired folly, which reminds you of your humanity and gives you depth and a point of connection with others. ARIES mind is busy, but so is your social schedule. To be socially aware you must clear away everything thats distracting you from being present with your environment and the people therein. When you focus, you will be adept at sweeping away the mental clutter that could close you off from opportunity. This Week's Birthdays: You are considerate and sensitive to the needs of others, but when it comes to your work, you can be uncompromising. Your high standards and determination are precisely what make this one of your most productive years to date. Youll invest in something new in May. June features a reunion, and youll improve some aspects of your environment either to prepare for the event or as a result of the event. Your expertise puts you in the spotlight in bonus. Music at Gulfport Beach PavilionMonday, 1-3:30 p.m. Lolita Tuesday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment by Mark Blackwood & his harmonica Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. Melody TunesThursday, 1-3:00 p.m. Friday, 2-4:00 p.m. Entertainment by Geno Saturday, 1-3:00 p.m. Music for listening & dancing by Sunday, 1-3:00 p.m. Entertainment for dancing by Woody & his accordion Weather permitting


Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 27 Email your r equest to News@theGabber .com Ha ve you got a question f or your city gove rnment? By Cathy SalustriCity of Gulfport: Gulfport Dog Beach Q: We were told we could have our dogs in the area between the friendly zone and can I have my dog off leash? Also, my dog is under voice command; the county law says I dont have to have him on a leash. Is that when I call them? A: that the city does not allow dogs on the beach. However, he did say that they are permitted in the area behind the recreation center, west of the Gulfport has more restrictive laws about leashes than Pinellas County, which does allow for pets under voice command to walk off-leash. The only places in Gulfport where a dog is permitted off leash are the dog parks in the 2700 block of 54th Street, and on your own private property, Chief Vincent said. Music and Movies in the Park Bring family and friends to enjoy Thursday evening in May on St. Petersburgs downtown and music events are produced by St. Petersburg Preservation. The fun begins with music at 7 p.m. and movies at dark on the Beach Drive side of the park, between 4th free; pay-what-you-can donations appreciated. Come early and purchase food and drink from some of the St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Markets most popular vendors, or enjoy your own picnic while listening to music before the movie. A limited number of chairs will be available or bring your own blanket or seat. Convenient parking is located at the Baywalk garage or in the Pier parking lots. The schedule is as follows: best and an Oscar winner. Live music by songwritter Gale Trippsmith. with Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Oscar for best music. Come early for great live music by John a Hitchcock thriller, nominated for 4 Oscars, with James Stewart and Grant Peeples. but clutching tissues at the movies Hughes...one of the great comedy To learn more about other St. Petersburg Preservation events and the groups historic walking tours, call 727-824-7802, email info@ stpetepreservation.org or visit http:// www.stpetepreservation.org.


28 Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 Second Annual SoStudio Tour Quadruples The South 49th Street South Business Association is pleased to announce the return of SoStudio Tour on Saturday, May 12, from their studios to all the art-lovers who show up with wristbands. Each studio will provide beverages, stimulating conversation, and plenty of visual excitement. Starting places are The Longhouse will these spots showcase work of non-studio artists, but this is where to get wristbands and tour guides. Theyll also provide food and drink, as will several other community Uniquely Original Art Gallery, and the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $10 at the door. From now till April 28, early-bird tickets are only $5. They can be purchased online at www.so49.org using Paypal, or reservations can be made without pre-payment at bien50@gmail.com or by calling 727 347-4786. The City of Gulfport is providing trolley services for the studios within the city limits, although So49 represents businesses in both Gulfport and St. Petersburg. The trolley will run a continuous loop throughout the day. The wristband is the boarding pass. Cervenka, Janet Corrigan, Mark Curtis, Cheryll Grogan, Patricia Hardwick, Byron Howes, Derrick Johnson, Cathy Lees, Barbara Pieszchala, Jonathan Schork, Melissa Schultz, John Shevlin, Clint Stone, Frank Strunk III, Monika Watson, Catherine Weaver, and Victoria Anne Wenners.


Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 29 Summertime News from Sons of Italy The Sons of Italy Lodge located at 2500 34th Street S. in St. Petersburg will remain open from 4-8 p.m. on Mondays and will continue their All Dinner for $6. Beginning tonight and continuing Thursdays thereafter from 4-8 p.m. the Lodge will be open serving fried chicken tenders with steak fries for $6 each dinner. Beach Pavilion Rental Information Council Meeting on Tuesday, April 3rd, Council approved rental of the pavilions along Gulfport Beach located on Shore Blvd. S. Pavilion reservations will be requested through the Gulfport Shore Boulevard S. between the through Friday. If you would like to print a reservation out in advance, go to www.mygulfport.us and click Documents and Publications under the On Line Services button. Then look for the City of Gulfport Beach have a link under their rental link. Pavilion reservations are required 15 days prior to rental date and paid in full at time of reservation. The costs for the pavilions are as follows: Pavilion numbers 1 through 5 are $25 a non-resident per day each and the larger Pavilions number 6 and 7 are $50 for a Gulfport resident and $100 non-resident per day each, plus 7% sales tax. Pavilions will be available from dawn to dusk. Pavilion reservations will be Division staff during operating hours and by the Gulfport Police Department during non-operating hours. The renter must also show proof of reservation to City staff or Police Department by either receipt Pavilions will continue to be on a a paid reservation is made. If you have further questions concerning pavilion rental information, contact 727-893-1068.


30 Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 Recreation Center 5730 Shore Blvd. So 893-1068Gulfport Library 5501 28th Ave. So. 893-1074 or fax 893-1072 GULFPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMS AND MEETINGSSearch for/request books and other items on our online catalog: http://pals.polarislibrary.comArt Afternoons: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3-5 pm. Classes for children ages sculpt, and more during different sessions. FMI, call 893-1074 and ask for Sheri. Coffee/Talk Book Club: Thursday, April 19, 10:00 am. Discussion of Fahrfee & light refreshments. DVD version of movie originally released in 1966 will be shown after the discussion at noon. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy of the book. call 893-1073 FMI.CANCELLATION: Earth Day Crafts Program Saturday, April 21, 1:30 4 pm in Youth Services area.World Book Night, Monday, April 23, Program features guest speaker from the Florida Holocaust Museum, and includes free drawing to give away 20 copies of The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak. Sponsored by The Circle of Friends of Gulfport Library. FMI, email zora@tampabay.rr.com or call 813-971-4865.Free Family Movie Day: Saturday, May 12, starting at 10:30 am, The with free popcorn provided by the LiOne-on-One Computer Instruction: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 amFree Thinkers Open AA (Twelve Step) Meeting: Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm. FMI: Call 727-360-9069. Gulfport Creative Short Story Writers: Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Game on! Teen Board Game Afternoons: Wednesdays from 2:30-4:00 pm. Stop by after school to challenge your Open Mon.-Fri.: 10am-7pm & Sat: 10 am-4 pmPROGRAMS & DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE For more information, call: 893-1074, email gpublib@yahoo.com, or visit www.mygulfport.us/gpl -www.mygulfport.us and follow the links: City DepartACTIVITIES non-resident non-res. The School Year Child Care garten thru age 14. It is also a quality program which provides a nurturing atmosphere where each child has the opportunity to experience many recreational, social, creative and enriching activities at a cost affordable to families. The program is licensed by the Pinellas County registration fee is $17 for residents and $110 for non-residents. Program hours are until 5:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 6 p.m. for an extra charge. and social activities. It also offers monthly ers and service projects. The teens utilize the gymnasium, gameroom and outdoor area. Program hours are Mon., Wed. & Fri. 6-9 p.m. Annual reg. $2 res/$22 non-res. is a pre-school, hands-on program for chilwho live in Florida and who have turned 4 years of age by September 1st. Both programs aim to make learning fun for dergarten. The Tot Time Program cost is a non-refundable annual registration fee of $17 for residents and $110 for non-resily options available. Proof of residency is ply at Coordinated Child Care to receive are limited to 10 children each. Program hours are from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Hours for registration are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 893-1068 for more information. a class? Call John at 727-893-1079 for more info CLASSES Call instructor for more information. 6:30 p.m. Call Marisha at 727-871-1251 p.m. Call Ally at 727-748-6612 2227. April 30th, 6:30-7:30. Call 482-2152 for more info Campoli at 813-855-3112. Barbara at 804-9400. 727-251-0424 Call Diane at 459-1399. Call Marge at 345-6708. Jack at 430-0690. termediate Thurs., 6:30-8:45 p.m. Call Patsi at 501-3559. Call Valerie at 557-4258. mara at 512-2763. Effective October 1st, all skaters/bicyclists MUST purchase a new City of Gulfport Skate Park sticker to use the City of Gulfports Tomlinson Lake Skate Park. Stickers MUST be visibly placed on the helmet. Annual fee for stickers is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Also, all skaters/bicyclists 17 years of age or younger MUST have a signed parental consent ter which is located at 5730 Shore Blvd. S.


Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 31 City Sponsored Activitiesin the Community5501 27th Ave. So. 893-1070Gulfport Community Playerspresent"BREAKING LEGS" April 19-29Thurs.-Sat., 8pm Sun. Matinee 2pm Tickets $15, available at Gulfport Casino, Eileen's Resale Boutique, Beach Bazaar & the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce or call 727-322-0316 Neighborhood Center 1617 49th St. So./893-1070Faith Cathedral International Church: 9:30am, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays; 4th Sunday Bible Study Overeaters Anonymous: Sun. 6:15-8:15pm SPECIAL EVENTS Series on Hearing Healthcare: Thurs. Apr. 19 at 1pm: Improving Thurs. Apr. 26 at 1pm: Better Hearing M. Orsini. Fit & Fine Series : An 8-week exercise course designed to improve strength, offered for 8 consecutive Mondays at 1pm. Includes exercise bands, light weights, aerobic movement, and Started Apr. 16. Its not too late to join. Celebrating Seniors: The month of May is Older Americans Month and the Senior Center is making plans for a weeklong celebration involving the whole community. Gulfport businesses are invited to be a part of it by offering free coupons or discounts for seniors 50/ up during Senior Citizens week, May 21 through May 25. The GEMS mini-bus will transport clients to participating businesses throughout that week. Plan to be a part of this special celebration to honor our older residents. Call the Senior Center for more information. Variety Show: Mark your calendar now for our next Variety Show on Wed. May 23 at 1:30pm in the Senior Center Dining Hall. The free event includes great entertainment, refreshments, door prizes and an opportunity drawing. Get your free tickets in advance. Volunteer Drivers Needed: The Senior Center is looking for volunteer drivers to transport GEMS clients for medical appointments. Excellent driving record, background check and a physical will be required. A city vehicle will be provided. Call for more info. Senior Trips: Many day trips are at the Mahaffey Theater, includes lunch Call Carolyn at 347-0806 for details and info on 2 day trips. SPECIAL SERVICES Senior Center Snack Bar: Lunch To Go: Enjoy your fun at the beach and pick up a boxed lunch to go at the Senior Center Snack Bar. Ham or Turkey Sandwich, Chips and Beverage only $3.00. Call 8932259 to place your order. Free Legal Assistance: Free legal assistance will be offered on Fri. Apr. 20 at 9:30am courtesy of the Community Law Program. Includes wills, living wills, power of attorney, etc. for qualifying seniors 60 and over. Transportation Service: GEMS Doorto-door transportation service for Gulfport seniors 55 and over is available Mon. thru Fri. 8:15am to 4pm. Annual registration fee is $55 and each one way ride is $1. Call GEMS at 893-2242 for more info. AARP Driving Class: are offered on 12:45pm. Must attend both days. Call 727341-0130 for fee and registration info. Support Groups Diabetic Support on Mondays at 9:30am. Hearing Support 1st & 3rd Mon. at 2pm Visually Impaired Support, 2nd & 4th Mon. at 2pm. Caregivers: Every Wed. at 2pm More Activities: To view the Senior Center calendar in its entirety, please gulfportseniorfoundation.org.Senior Center5500 Shore Blvd. So. 893-1070 ELLIS HALE'S BAND & DANCE Ballroom & Social Dancing Sun., April 22, 6-10pm, $7 EIGHT to the BAR SWING BAND & DANCE Wed., April 25, 7-11pm Tickets $12 Adv./$15 Day of WEEKLY DANCES Every Tuesday Ballroom Lessons 12-3pm, $7 12-1 Intermediate 1-2 Beginner 2-3 Dancing Argentine Tango 6:30-10:30pm, $7 6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-10:30pm Dance Wednesday 5/2 Swing Dance 6-7pm Bonus Lesson 7-8pm East Coast Swing Lesson 8-11pm Swing Dance, $7 Every Thursday Salsa Dance 6:30-8pm Beg. & Inter. Lessons 8-10pm Dance, $7 5501 27th


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34 Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 Teens Dedicated to Shark Conservation Students of Boca Ciega High Schools Marine Club are collecting funds to donate to www.savingsharks.com, a foundation to help stop shark soup, an expensive delicacy to many. Make checks payable to: Boca Ciega Marine Club, C/O Boca Ciega High School, 924 58th Street S., Gulfport, FL 33707. Recycling Benets Police Explorers Members of the Gulfport Police Explorers have been earning free cash by participating in the They collect empty cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops from the community. The waste products are sent to FundingFactory in exchange for technology and recreation products or cash. Companies interested in demonstrating a commitment to education and the environment can participate free of charge in the FundingFactory Business Support Program. FundingFactory will send each supporting business free prepaid shipping labels for the return of collected cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops. By donating to the Gulfport Police Explorers, your business will help them earn money to attend State Competition. Community and business supporters can also drop off cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops at the Gulfport Police Department, 2401 53rd Street S. To learn more about supporting Gulfport Police Explorers, please call Charleston Fritts at 727512-8415 and/or e-mail address: frittsc.post995@gmail.com. For more information, visit www. FundingFactory.com, or call toll-free 1-888-883-8237.


Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 35 Excerpts heard at the April 19, 2012Gulfport City Council MeetingPublic Comment & Council Quotes tobacco ban. wwwrttbor the meeting Vice Mayor Sam Henderson mentioned the out with it. a myriad of crimes on the beach over the weekend, including pot and alcohol use. He added that he suspects that the increased usage relates to the Whittaker, referencing the vice mayor selection process last week. He called the men on councils behavior misogynistic. Director for the Chamber of Commerce, about the Three Muses and Fool play at the Schork-Munsell Studios on Artist Alley, located across 29th Avenue South from the Industrial Arts Center one street off Beach Boulevard. Look for the giant wind chime. registry. budgeted items regarding stormwater improvements. Director of the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, but, as he mentioned, he spoke on behalf of himself and not the chamber when he praised the citys budget, an excerpt of which follows: Director of the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, but, as he mentioned, he spoke on behalf of himself and not the chamber when he praised the citys budget, an excerpt of which follows: not as the Executive Director of the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce. referendum that, if approved, would change the charter so that the mayor selected the vice mayor. department a chartered department within the


36 Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 Letters Thanks for Making Event a Success Dear Editor: The O'Maddy's 21st Annual Golf Tournament was, as always, great fun and enormously successful. This year, the O'Maddy's "family" is very grateful to numerous local businesses and individuals who joined in this effort by sponsoring supporting us in a variety of ways. Gulfport is such a special place to live and work. The involvement of the following folks is testimony to the unique and wonderful ways in which Gulfportians care for one another. Our heartfelt thanks to: Upright Fence Zoomer's Sea Breeze Bed and Breakfast Inn BoTiki Coppola's Tree Service Peg's Cantina Domain Home Accessories M & M Marine Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market The Storage House Stella's Caf Bella Brava The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce John Forgetta BATS taxi Great Bay Distributors Southern Wine & Spirits J J Taylor Distributing A family grappling with the trauma and extraordinary expense of cancer generous spirit. We thank each and every one of you.Joe Guenther O"Maddy's Bar and GrilleThe Way I See it Dear Editor: I always read Cathys column Hard Candy. I respect her I see it differently. Obviously, that is what freedom of speech is all about. If I expect equality in this nation I have to allow others their freedoms. I must say I was very confused with Cathys article titled "Paragraph appreciate her informing people that there is a strong possibility that our city will do the right thing and pass a I also see the need to inform citizens that this may or may not be a public record. The confusion came when Cathy seemed to be supportive and sympathetic to homosexuals, then she back tracked. She seemed to have missed the real point and have equality. Then again if you havent would make sense that you dont get it. She insinuated same sex couples should keep their relationships off the registry and live in fear. Where I take offense, is she felt the need to scare people that harm may come to them if they choose to participate. It sounds like she may be suggesting staying in the closet is best; hence, keeping a people oppressed and keeping them from their basic rights. option for those who feel safe to be out Gay, Transgendered and Bi-sexual Americans, we are accustomed to the threat of being a target and live these fears every day. Fear of losing our jobs, being rejected from our place of worship and yes even loss of life. We are not immune because we live in Gulfport. People can choose not to participate in the registry, unlike the targets of Paragraph 175. I believe the domestic partner sects of citizens. For the Homosexual community, it is a baby step to equality. It is the right thing to do. What was wrong in Cathys column was to plant the seed of fear in folks or worse yet give hatemongers an idea as to how to commit a crime. with Paragraph 175 still happens 8, DOMA, and Amendment 2, these are laws in our country today. They are designed to target and oppress our homosexual population. In closing I think being on public record as a Domestic Partner, may not be possible for everyone. The choice should be available. If those of us who are willing to take the risk and speak up for those who cant defend themselves who are you to deny us that right? Hopefully, someday all will question my rights because I love someone of the same sex.Mrs. Denise LoweMany Thanks for Help in our Time of Need Dear Editor: My husband and I would like to thank our Gulfport, St. Pete, Treasure Island, Cert team, Their quick response saved our home from burning down and saved our neighbors' homes too. We can't thank them enough and are proud to call ourselves Gulportonians. What a great place to live and know are all very blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives. Elaine Amandola


Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 37 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Lunch Served 11am-3pm Euchre 1pm Bingo 6pm Kitchen Open for Bingo Lunch 11-3 Ron's Karaoke 7pm No Lunch Served Breakfast 8:30-11am Kitchen Closed Dinner 5-7pm Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Kitchen Open 11-2pm Dinner 5-7pm Southern Knights Band 7-11pm Lunch Served 11am-3pm Rons Karaoke 7pm THURSDA Y FRIDA YS A TURDA Y SUNDA Y MONDA Y TUESDA Y WEDNESDA Y Bar Bingo 7 pm Food served Fish & Chicken 6-8pm Frank Caine 6:30-9:30pm Steak Dinner 6-8pm Denny on Piano 6:30-9:30pm Sports & Pizza 12-6pm Bucky Burgers 5-8pm Barry Karaoke 6:30-9:30pm SAL Mtg-6pm Harry 7-10pm Legion Dinner 6-8pm Frank Caine 6:30-9:30pm Baringo 7pm Karaoke 9pm-12am Phone 727-367-1596 email post305@msn.com www.post305.org Steak-O every other Sunday at 2:00 Check with the Post for any upcoming events We invite Auxiliary members to attend our meetings the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. We welcome your ideas. Hours Sunday-Friday 12pm, Saturday 11am til. Electronic bar games everyday. Fish fry last Friday of the month 5-7pm. Were always looking for new members to join our family $30 yearly or $250 Lifetime. Gil Davis 1st VC


38 Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 Following are some of the calls that Gulfport Police responded to during the past week. Thursday 4/5 Juvenile Trouble1400 Blk 54th St. S. Suspicious Vehicle5300 Blk 31st Ave. S. Domestic2600 Blk 49th St. S. Alarm Holdup5000 Blk Newton Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble5400 Blk 16th Ave. S. Burglary Residence3100 Blk Beach Blvd. S. Trespass5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Neighbor Problem5000 Blk 29th Ave. S. Noise51st St. & 29th Ave. S. Friday 4/6 Theft5300 Blk 31st Ave. S. Assault/BatteryTangerine Ave. 50th St. S. Person Under Inuence57th St. & 31st Ave. S. Domestic5700 Blk 17th Ave. S. DUI5400 Blk Essex Ave. S. Saturday 4/7 Harassing Phone CallLocation Withheld. Assault/Battery5400 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Assault/Battery5900 Blk Bayview Cir. S. Vandalism1900 Blk 55th St. S. Shots Fired (Heard)22nd Ave. & 51st St. S. Person Under Inuence5500 Blk Shore Blvd S. Juvenile Trouble55th St. & Tangerine Ave. S. Disorderly Conduct4700 Blk Coronado Way S. Suspicious Person1900 Blk 49th St. S. Civil Matter1000 Blk 54th St. S. Vandalism1900 Blk 55th St. S. Noise5300 Blk Newton Ave. S. Domestic18th Ave. & 52nd St. S. Shots Fired (Heard)30th Ave. & 51st St. S. Animal Call5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Burglary5800 Blk 17th Ave. S. Sunday 4/8 Trespass5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Trespass6000 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Burglary Residence5500 Blk 19th Ave. S. Burglary Vehicle5300 Blk 15th Ave. S. Noise5100 Blk Tangerine Ave. S. Person Under Inuence5500 Blk Shore Blvd. S. Burglary Residence1000 Blk 58th St. S. Shots Fired (Heard)2100 Blk 55th St. S. Assault/Battery4900 Blk 10th Ave. S. Juvenile TroubleTangerine Ave. & 50th St. S. Burglary Residence1000 Blk 58th St. S. Monday 4/9 Neighbor Problem1500 Blk 54th St. S. Wanted Person5400 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Burglary5800 Blk 9th Ave. S. Juvenile Trouble5300 Blk 12th Ave. S. Vandalism700 Blk 58th St. S. Burglary Residence5500 Blk 14th Ave. S. Neighbor Problem2600 Blk Upton St. S. Burglary Residence5400 Blk Jersey Ave. S. Burglary Residence5800 Blk 9th Ave. S. Domestic6200 Blk 10th Ave. S. Disorderly Conduct52nd St. & 17th Ave. S. Burglary Residence5200 Blk 9th Ave. S. Tuesday 4/10 Suspicious Person1700 Blk 55th St. S. Unknown Problem5400 Blk Shore Blvd.S. Burglary1400 Blk 59th St. S. Juvenile Trouble5100 Blk Preston Ave. S. Assault900 Blk 58th St. S. DisturbanceTangerine Ave. & 51st St. S. Domestic2600 Blk Upton St. S. Neighbor Problem5100 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Burglary Residence2100 Blk 55th St. S. Wednesday 4/11 Suspicious Person11th Ave. & 53rd St. S. Suspicious Person11th Ave. & 57th St. S. Animal Call3000 Blk 49th St. S. Juvenile Trouble2700 Blk 53rd St. S. Juvenile Trouble55th St. & 18th Ave. S. Burglary Residence2900 Blk 56th St. S. Fire Brush900 Blk 58th St. S. Domestic5300 Blk 29th Ave. S. Vandalism5200 Blk 12th Ave. S. Noise5300 Blk Gulfport Blvd. S. Person Under Inuence64th St. & Gulfport Blvd. S. Animal Call5300 Blk Newton Ave. S. Crime Awareness Meeting


Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 39 Try your hand at Sudoku Hurricane Related Vendors Needed The City of Gulfport will be hosting the 2012 Hurricane Seminar on Thursday, May 24th, 7 p.m. at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater, 5501 The City is looking for Hurricane related vendors, products or anything related to assisting citizens during hurricane season. The spots are free Vendors will be located at the Theater Lobby. A table will be provided, but you must supply your own linens. This informative seminar is open to the public. For more information on vendor set up time for this event, please email gbiron@mygulfport.us or call Gail Biron at 727-893-1118. Gulfport Toastmaster Club Meets Would you like to become a better communicator? Would you like to be more comfortable speaking in front of others and increase your selfToastmasters Club forming so why The club meets every Wednesday evening 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Gulfport Meeting Center, 5021 sage green building with the red awnings at the corner of Tangerine yourself the education, camaraderie and professionalism that their Contact Don Stafford or Stephanie Decker at 727-328-2921 or Don at don@rsri.net. Toastmasters International is a that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations.


40 Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 CTK needs Boys Clothes critical need for boys pants, shorts and shoes in all sizes. Please go through your closets and donate gently used pants, shorts, t-shirts 12, on the free and reduced lunch shoes can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday Ave., or in St. Pete at 3251 3rd Ave. also needed for purchasing clothing in short supply and new underwear. Volunteers welcomed. For more information, please call org. Volunteer Opportunity Floridas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. The programs local councils are seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents concerns. provided. All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents -who often have no one else to advocate for them -are encouraged to call toll-free 1-888831-0404 or visit the programs Web com. Spanish Classes are Forming A new Spanish Class is forming for Center. Learn everyday Spanish for work, travel or as a hobby. Translation services will also be available. Classes are $10 each and start on Monday, April 30th, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call 727-482-2125 after 5 p.m. for more information.


Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 41 USCG Safe Boating Program U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78 has a 13-week continuous Safe Boating program every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Warren Webster Community Center, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way, First day, come at 6:30 p.m. to register. Begin any Tuesday and Aprils program includes: Piloting Mays program includes: Piloting Your Boat Part B May 1; Powering Weather May 22 and Your Boats Cost is $40 for 13 weeks and includes new 400-pages of materials. Call Jim at 360-4846, Warren at 321-7801, or Phil at 865-2226. Summer Camps in St. Pete BeachST. PETE BEACHThe St. Pete awesome summer camp programs, inviting residents and non-residents Fun with us. The W.A.V.E. Camp is for those who have completed who have completed 6th through 8th grades; and brand-new this summer is our Junior Counselor program for Junior Counselors assist with camp operations and can get valuable work experience and volunteer hours. All summer long campers will collect stamps on their keep-sake passport as they participate in activities such as games, crafts, swimming, weekly events such as All Camps Day, Beach Derby and much more. The full 8-week camp program runs from June 18th to August 10th. Preand Post-camps are also available the weeks before and after for an additional charge. All camp information and paperwork can be found online at www.spbrec. Ciega Drive. Several specialty camps and programs will also be available this summer and can be taken alone or in conjunction with our regular camp be offered the weeks of June 11th and July 9th, contact Coach Dan Painting Classes will be offered every Thursday, contact Caroline Duvoe at 727-647-8294. Swim Lessons for kids of all ages are offered all summer long at the Aquatic Center; registered campers in the W.A.V.E. a discounted rate. Information on all specialty camps and lessons can be found online at www.spbrec.com or call for more information at 727363-9245. Seniors Chat Room Join others as they experience table topics with the Gulfport Senior 2 p.m. The Center is located at 5501 27 Avenue S. in Gulfport.


42 Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 By Matthew Margolis Wake in Wedlock They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake. -Alexander Pope Some days it feels as if my 40 years of working with dogs have earned me professional competency in the especially true this week, when I words to me were: Ya gotta save my marriage. He and his wife, newlyweds, are just back from their honeymoon. As the next logical step in building a life together, he is in the process of moving into her home, soon to be their home. Along with his wardrobe, toiletries, favorite furnishings and beloved doodads, he will bring his dogs: two 5-year-old Pomeranian mixes who have been spoiled, indulged and appeased as a matter of day-to-day life. The problem? She doesnt like dogs. While one might question the know each other later school of thought for those willing to agree to such daunting terms as till death do us part, my years of experience as a marriage and family counselor, ahem, dog trainer, suggested something else was going on. In talking with the two of them together, a far less insidious truth was revealed. It isnt that she doesnt like dogs. Period. Its that she doesnt like the behavior of dogs, generally, and of these dogs, particularly. An entirely different beast... In his bachelor days, this man enjoyed sleeping with his dogs at night, cuddling with them on the sofa, sitting with them on his lap, and romping and roughhousing with them in his home. Were he insistent on bringing these rituals untamed divorced and for reasons on par with those of Woody Allen, who once said, Basically, my wife was immature. Id be at home in the bath, and shed come in and sink my boats. Marriage doesnt have to mean the end of all that, but it does call for boundaries and compromise. Generally speaking, dogs are malleable both in behavior and in preference. Princess Pomeranians accustomed to the master bed can be guided toward the use of dog beds and trained to respect boundaries. The great majority of domesticated dog behaviors, by which this dog lovers bride is so repelled, are in preference. In this case, the prognosis is good because their marital preferences are aligned: Both husband and wife prefer to share a bed, and with each other. Concerned about the implications for his dogs, he asked whether theyd feel bad about being relegated to another sleeping space. Today, with people remaining single longer, with more people living alone and with more people sharing space with dogs, a blending of homes often requires the help of a professional dog trainer. This version -two dogs who live together moving into a nondog home -is one of the easiest. Dog people moving in with cat people; two head-of-household dogs suddenly under one roof; multiple dogs horning in on an only dog household... Those are tougher. While he has been permissive over the years, and she isnt fond of the dogs behavior, these two have two things going for them: Theyre open to training, and theyre open to change. And because of this, they will wake in wedlock and live the dream.


Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 43 Fix a Feral Cat this Sunday Pinellas colony caregivers bring your trapped feral cats to SPCA Tampa only, just $25 per cat; every 6th cat is Services include: spay or neuter, deworming, external parasite control for 1 month, ear-tipping, basic wound care and ear cleaning. through Saturday, April 21st and rent one from them. $50 deposit per trap plus $2/per day rental fee trap return required no later than the Tuesday following surgery. After the Tuesday following surgery, deposits are cashed and the $2/per day fee accumulates on traps that are not returned to them. bring in and get full details: Info@ spcatampabay.org. Save Our Strays Needs Your Help of returned cats. Luckily the younger felines were re-adopted and have loving homes again. Others, as older kitties, are not prime candidates for adoption. Many of these senior cats are sweet, loving and just want to be a lap cat again. As a no-kill organization, SOS returned older felines will be cared for by SOS for the remainder of their lives. Save Our Strays offers cat lovers the opportunity to permanently foster many of its harder-to-place kitties. The concept is a win-win for the foster family and required veterinary expenses are covered by SOS. Dry food and litter are furnished if needed. The cats, once again, are able to live in a stable home environment and to provide their families with enjoyment and affection. Please consider becoming a permanent foster family for their displaced kitties. Call 727-481-5262 for details. Foster participants must be able to drive and be available for a home visit from a current volunteer prior to fostering. SPCA Pet of the WeekBuddy is a beautiful tabby in need of a loving home. Although girls don't like to tell their age Buddy doesn't seem to mind. She is a young 14 year-old. She's making the most of her time here and hoping for a loving owner very soon. Buddy likes the new cat colony rooms, but your home would make her happier. Adopt her from SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. This energetic boy is Shey, a 1-year-old Belgian Malinois mix. He is a happy, intelligent boy that likes to run, play and learn his obedience commands. Shey would do best in a home that can keep him active. He is neutered, up to date with vaccinations and microchipped. To meet Shey, visit him today at Pet Pal Animal Shelter at 405 22nd Street S. in St. Petersburg. Call 727328-7738 or visit www.petpalanimalshelter.com. Pet Pal Animal Shelter


44 Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 Somethin on my mind Somethin on my mindBy Bill Northr op B_Northr op@theGabber. com Making a Mess of Martin ShootingI was going to write something about the Trayvon Martin case right after it happened, but I thought that a sarcastic why don't they just lynch him now?", referring to the shooter, George Zimmerman, was too provocative. As it turned out that was mild. Michael Tyson, the former boxer, said something to the effect that it's disgusting that no one has shot him yet. The new, revised Black Panther organization, posters out offering a $10,000 reward for Zimmerman, dead or alive. And, in between and before and after all that, the incident has been a mess. It was a mess from the beginning: Zimmerman calling 911 after seeing someone in a hoodie walking around a gated mixed-race community supposedly acting suspiciously. Stupidly, he then follows what turned out to be Martin, even though 911 dispatchers told him not to. He apparently got out of his car to either confront or watch Martin, know one knows which. Zimmerman says he spoke to him and was walking back to his car when Martin jumped him. Martin's girlfriend says she got a call from Martin saying he was being followed, but Martin said he wasn't to run. He was obviously worried. A witness saw Martin on top of Zimmerman and then heard shots. 911 dispatchers heard screaming, but aren't sure who was screaming. Martin died, Zimmerman had some kind of injury to his head and nose. Police came, made no arrest, apparently investigating, but indicating that "stand your ground" applied in Zimmerman's favor. It is unclear whether any arrest or other charges were contemplated and unclear why police and Sanford explanation. And, not surprisingly, fester it did. Ultimately, a special prosecutor, second degree murder charges. That was only after mob-inciters and selfaggrandizing racial provocateurs Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, showed up to get their share of the spot-light. It isn't clear whether all the professional protesting caused whether some action was going to be taken without the protests. It is equally unclear whether the second degree murder charge was forced because of the protestors, or whether a manslaughter charge would In between, the news coverage that this was a racial shooting although Zimmerman is Hispanic and according to a black friend was not racist at all. Some media later referred to Zimmerman as white Hispanic which, if applied, would make Obama a white African. Obama didn't help by referring to Martin as looking like the son he might have had. Electronic media tried to make Zimmerman's 911 remarks racial as out that he was saying punks or edited the tapes to infer racial overtones. Then there were the pictures: a 14-year-old Martin though he was 17. Then there was the gold-toothed Martin. Zimmerman's pictures weren't current either and furthered his image as a monster. The Tampa Bay Times front page picture this past week, a picture larger than the picture of Osama Bin Laden when he was killed, topped provocative coverage. Zimmerman's problem isn't racial. His problem is that he's paranoid about crime and a stranger wandering through his development, where there had been burglaries, in the rain dressed in a hoodie translates to a potential criminal just as a nonblack shooting a black translates to a racial killing. Interestingly, the calmer, less by Martin's grieving mother who called for action and justice and an opportunity for the legal system to work. She went so far as to refer to the shooting as an "accident" though she later retreated from that. It is not clear what it was. Clearly, Zimmerman was an over-zealous, self appointed policeman though he was only part of a neighborhood watch. That he wasn't a policeman, though licensed to carry a gun, which in his case was a problem though he had no history of having used that gun. We don't know whether he brandished the gun or threatened Martin and Martin responded by hitting him, or whether Martin attacked him because he felt threatened by this self-appointed policeman's following him. Was Martin standing his ground? The shooting has provoked discussion about eliminating or revising the "stand your ground" law which was designed to allow someone to defend himself when attacked, particularly in the home. In practice it has allowed some to actually pursue and shoot someone. It has, of course, generated discussion about being allowed to carry a gun at all. The most cogent argument in both regards has come from Bill Cosby whose son was shot to death. He says that the problem is that carrying a gun gives a person a feeling of power. Power can be corrupting. Martin's shooting has become more than it was other than that a death is a death, a killing a killing. The media, the racial opportunists, the political opportunists, and the public themselves. This compounded what appeared to be an avoidable incident with a tragic outcome from a matter satisfy community emotions, from all perspectives, that really can't be Whats on your mind? Email your opinion to: B_Northrop@theGabber.com


Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 45 Spring ShowBy Luba Robinson The last show at our Community Center for the Treasure Island Art Guild 2011/2012 Winter/Spring season is on display through May 23rd. Featured artists are Chuck Hager, Jan Chalmers, Gerry Bourlon, Ambrose OLeary, and Helen Mullins. Chuck Hager, whose extensive background as a successfully script the character of Ye Olde Bottles. Watercolor on Yupo engages the viewer in a contemporary Bamboo and mood setting Morning Trees. His award winning work is in international and local collections. Her passion for all things bright and beautiful, which most notably include Florida Wildlife, are the inspiration for the work of talented artist Jan Chalmers. As if frozen in time and bathed in verdant hues of acrylic, White Egret in Green Swamp and Blue Egret in Green Swamp, play a part in a the narrative of a waiting game. In oils, the hush of The Lookout and Patience join the cast of characters. Seminole resident and award winning artist, Gerry Bourlon, has studied with local and Dunedin Art Center instructors. Watercolor became her passion after years of Sumei painting. Dynamic color and composition set the stage for the gait of Hurrying Ostriches and ceremonial dancers in Moroccan Holiday. Stimulating the senses are Playful Seahorses and Frolicking Flamingos. After retiring from the real world and beginning watercolor classes only three years ago, Ambrose OLeary is making his mark as an artist. Poppies are glowing Bromie completes the bouquet. Palms in tropic breezes contrasting subtle Multiple workshops and studies speaks volumes for the art of Helen Mullins who attempts to capture a moment and evoke a memory that is unique to the viewer. A palette knife scumbles the canvas to create a glowing Cortez Village, a portal to another time. Gals and Gulls show us an afternoon on a St. Pete waterfront, a Gulfcoast Shrimper at rest, and a Gauguin style Ponte Verde Memory. Our Community Center is located on 106th Avenue, east of Gulf Blvd. Call 5474575 for hours of operation. Area Leader Achieves Honor been recognized by Toastmasters International as a Distinguished honor that can be earned in the is a member of Toast of the Bay Toastmasters in St. Petersburg, FL Toastmasters. Fewer than 12,000 members have achieved the rank of Distinguished Toastmaster. The DTM award is given only to those members who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and communication skills and who have used these skills to help others in their selfdevelopment efforts. A Gulfport, FL-based marketing coach and consultant specializing in internet and mobile marketing with clients in both St. Petersburg Toastmasters in 2006. Since then she has delivered over 50 speeches, held several leadership positions her club, served as a Sponsor to launch the Greater Davison Area Toastmasters Club, served as District 47 E Division Governor in 2010-11 and completed a HighPerformance Leadership Project whereby she trained club and the public relations activities in her Division. been assigned by Toastmasters Club Coach for the Tampa Bay Toastmasters Club. Like other DTMs, I am already working on my next series of manual speeches and continuing the leadership has just begun.


46 Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 Local ObituariesBOSCH, F. RICHARD 80, of Gulfport, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Palms of Pasadena attended Hope College. He was an Army veteran. He was preceded in and Alice Bosch. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Maureen Bosch; children, Alan Bosch and wife, Ann Orleans, MA; two grandsons, Daniel and Matthew; brother, Thomas Bosch; sister, Beverly Accardo; and nieces and nephews. There will be a Celebration of Life held at 1 p.m. April 26, 2012 at Gulfport Presbyterian Church, 5313 27th Ave. S., Gulfport. ALifeTribute FuneralCare Gulfport, 727-347-5521. CRAWFORD, DOLORES KLEIN, 94, of South Pasadena, passed away Monday, April 9, 2012, at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Born Sept. 7, 1917, Cincinnati, OH. Daughter William O. Crawford of Virginia and lived and worked in Hamilton, OH. After WWII, she worked at several departments stores in Cincinnati as their jewelry department buyer and she was in charge of the wig department. She moved to Florida in 1971, settling in South Pasadena where she volunteered with Palms of Pasadena Hospital Florida Craftsmen, and was avid member St. Petersburg. She was also a student of painting at the Arts center of St. Petersburg. When she moved to The Fountains in the early 2000s, she joined the greeting card committee, the hospitality committee, and was widely known among the residents as a friendly, good-natured volunteer. She is survived by her niece and several great-nieces and nephews, and many, many loving friends. Dolores was always a willing co-conspirator when it came to creative things. She painted, made crafts, and always made her living spaces works of art. She maintained a peaceful calm in arguments, as did her brother, and people found wisdom in her council. She was a strikingly tall woman remember her for her beautiful hair and for being well-dressed and fashionable. Her family and friends will always remember her with a smile. Beach Memorial Chapel, 727360-5577, www.beachmemorial.com. KILPATRICK, RUTH P., 78, a long-time resident of St. Pete Beach, passed away Friday April 13, 2012 to Ohio as an infant and was brought up there, guaranteeing a life-long Florida on her own in her late teens. While working as a car hop at "Scoops met a handsome, young policeman would marry and have 5 children and raise them all on SPB, while Beach Moving, from the late 1940's to now. Many paving jobs were sold by the grill or putting meat loaf in the oven. A very hard worker her whole life, she was a local restaurateur, a former SPB City commissioner, a Business Women's Assoc., a working mom, and a doting grandmother. She will be missed. Thank you for everything momwe love you. "GraanMaw" is survived by ex-husband, sister, Margaret; brothers, Floyd Madelyn, T. C. III, Savannah, and be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2012 at David C. Gross Funeral Home donations may be made to the American Lung Association. Online guestbook at www.davidcgross.com. David C. Gross Funeral Homes, 6366 Central Ave., 727-381-4911. PAPE, ROBERT D. "BOB", of St. Pete Beach, passed away at home on April 6. He will be greatly Jeanelle; grandchildren; and many friends. You may be gone from our sight but never our hearts. SHEILA, PERRY, 63, Gulfport, died April 11, 2012. Survived by son, David W. Perry; daughter Cheryl Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral, Largo, 727-517-2304. WILKIE, ROBERT (BOB) S., 91, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2012 at the Springs of Boca Ciega. He was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was born on September 30, 1920 in Dearborn, Wilkie. On October 4, 1947 he they spent 62 years together. Frances preceded him in death in 2009. Bob preceded him in death. Bob began working at the Ford Allen Co. in Aug. 1942. He served until honorably discharge in December of 1947. While Michigan he met Frances. They were in Dearborn, Michigan. After his retirement from Ford in 1977 they relocated to Gulfport, Florida. For over thirty years he worked at the Ford Motor Co., the majority of time spent working in the tractor division. "Go Blue" was his way of advertising was always know for his hard work and great sense of humor. Bob loved a passion for photography. Bob and Fran traveled all across the United States, Canada and to Ireland several times. Everywhere he traveled, near or far,he had his trusty camera bag tripods and lenses. He took great pride in developing, enlarging and printing his own pictures. He was a member of the Suncoast Camera


Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 47 Obituaries (con't.)Club and entered many of his prints over the years in contests, winning many awards. Thursdays were his camera club days to meet with the "boys" and swap stories, pictures and techniques. Frequent subjects of Bob's unpublished photos were of his family. Gramps rarely said no to any of the kids and when ask to sit for a pose they were quick to show off their smiles. He was proud of all of his kids and their accomplishments. He is survived by 5 grandchildren; Terrance Morin of Orlando, Florida, Judith Flynn of Traverse City, Michigan, Cheryl Morin of Michigan, South Carolina. He is also survived by 5 Great-grandchildren; Jonathan Memorial Service DOROTHY S. PRECKLER A Memorial Service for Dottie Preckler will be held on Friday, April 27th, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Most Holy 5800 15th Ave. S. in Gulfport. All are welcome. In Loving Memory CHARLES SUMNER There will be a burial service for Charles Sumner in Borne Cemetery, MA with full military honors on April 27, 2012 at 1:15 p.m. I love you so very much.Sharon Erwin


48 Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 Beta Sigma Phi Their City Council Meeting will be at 7:30 pm at Dixie Hollins High in who attend are asked to wear yellow along with their pin. Along the way, the Beta Bozo group will have another service appearance at 2 p.m. Home. The residents look forward to the afternoon with treats and entertainment. May bring them to their yearly Florida State Convention being held Canaveral. The theme this year is Shipwrecked. Their council will have a short skit with the wearing of costumes. It should be a great convention and a splendid way to end our year. Laureate Epsilon Theta members will meet on Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Marsha Ward for their regular meeting. Marsha will present the program. the 2012-2013 year will be held at this meeting. Members will be attending the annual Founders Day Banquet on Monday, April 30, 2012 at Isla del Sol Yacht and Country Club. At this annual event, the chapter women of the year will be announced, council woman of the year and council ideal sister will also be announced. The installation of the new Sunshine City is a beautiful banquet to celebrate the years accomplishments. For more information, please call Sharon Ingram at 321-2849. Vendors needed for May-Faire Festival Vendors are invited to participate in the May-Faire Community Family Fun Festival to be held Saturday, May 12th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Boca Ciega Center, 1414 59th Street S. in Gulfport. Vendors needed include arts and crafts, community yard sale, health/businesses/organizations. The fee is a $25 space donation with Senior Center Foundation, Most Boca Ciega Center, LLC. They are also seeking entertainers to donate one hour of outdoor performance. Director, 727-344-4608 or Activities@ bocaciegacenter.com. Become a Guardian ad Litem Over 1000 children in Pinellas County do not have a volunteer Guardian ad Litem. As a Guardian ad Litem, you advocate in court and in the child welfare system for abused, abandoned, or neglected children. The Guardian ad Litem visits the child every month, becomes familiar with the childs case, and makes recommendations to the court to help ensure the child has a safe, caring, and stable home. will be well trained and supported by an experienced supervisory and legal staff. Once trained, volunteers spend an average of ten hours a month. To attend an informational meeting, call Maria at 727-464-6528, or go to www.guardianadlitem6.org for more information.


Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 49 Adult Hula Dance Class Learn to dance the Hawaiian Hula 5730 Shore Blvd. So. on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon starting on $40 or $10 per individual class. The studied hula for over 30 years. She will share her dance knowledge, stories and protocol. Have lots of fun while doing a gentle exercise, great 251-0424 Lithuanian-American Lunch this Thursday The Lithuanian-American Club is serving lunch on Thursdays from St. Petersburg. The cost is $7. Todays coffee. By popular demand, they are doing cepelinai one week and koldunai every other week. Also available to buy is Lithuanian beer. Call Vida at 866-7936 for more information. Everyone is welcome. 29th Annual Senior Hall of Fame Nominations Do you know a senior citizen who deserves recognition for the services provided Aging is seeking nominations for inductions into the prestigious 29th Annual Senior Hall of Fame honoring volunteers over the age of Pinellas County and have dedicated or community of St. Petersburg. Previous inductees include organizations such as the Florida Orchestra, museums, schools, churches, neighborhood associations, military groups, police, and many more. St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster will emcee the awards ceremony at the Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth Street and prizes for the inductees will be awarded. Please call 727-893-7101 for an application or visit the website www. stpeteparksrec.org/sunshine-seniorcenter.html for an on-line application. Deadline for applications is May 4. Cancer Patients Need Drivers to Assist There is an urgent need for volunteers to drive cancer patients to their cancer treatment appointments throughout all of Pinellas County.The amount of time that you drive and the geographic area you drive are based on your own personal preferences. Please call 1-800-227-2345.


50 Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 Fearless Fridays Celebrate every Friday at Fearless Friday hosted by are welcome to join in diverse and innovative activities such as active sporting events and tournaments, dance contests and dance room games led by a live deejay, a video game room, creative arts and crafts projects and food experiences. Concessions available for $.50 $1. Activities take place every Friday between September and May from 7-10:30 p.m. Cost is $6 per child. Hold for all participants. Call 893-7751 for more details. Bogie Class of 1962 to Hold 50th Reunion Graduates of Boca Ciega High School Class of 1962 will hold a 50th reunion on the weekend of Oct. 26, 2012. Events include a tour of the new school campus at 4 p.m. on Friday, a casual social gathering at the Vinoy Hotel Friday evening, a golf tournament, and a dinner on Saturday at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. The reunion committee is asking classmates to send contact information to bogie62reunion@ gmail.com. DSC Radios To augment and increase the ability of the USCG to pinpoint and assist marine VHF radios must have the automated Digital Selective Calling have a DSC capable radio or you are shopping for a new DSC radio for your vessel, be forewarned that it will not transmit any DSC call until you obtain and install your nine-digit must be carefully followed during installation, and great care must be taken when inputting the MMSI, as mistakes are not easily corrected, if at all. Once the MMSI is stored, it should not be possible to alter it without contacting the manufacturer or possibly returning the equipment for a factory reset. Trying to save money by buying a DSC radio at a a bad idea. Purchasing a DSC radio from a reputable and knowledgeable dealer is the only way to be sure that the unit meets current requirements and will function as intended. Interface of the VHF radio and a GPS is also necessary unless you purchase a combination system. A tutorial on the installation and use of DSC radios and registration for a free MMSI is available on line. Type in DSC or MMSI for site information. Boating Skills and Seamanship Programs are presented by the U.S.C.G. Auxiliary, Flotilla 72 each Tuesday night, 7:30-9:30 p.m., 1300 Beach Dr. SE, St. Petersburg. Call 727-898-1324 for information. Florida boater safety education requirements.


Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 51 By Robert J. Myers, Esq. Joint Ownership A Will or a Trust Andy, a widower with four children, had most of his available cash investThe teller at the bank told Andy that if he would hold each C/D in a trust for each of his children, there would be no probate on Andy's death and each child would then automatically become the owner of one C/D. What the bank teller advised Andy was true, but Andy was probably not told the whole story. If Andy was to hold one C/D in trust for each of his children, whose money would be used if Andy required expensive surgery, twenty-four hour home care or care in a nursing home? Under such circumstances, what had been planned as an equal distribution on death would substantially decrease the inheritance of one or more of his children because money would be spent for Andy's care. In addition, if each of Andy's C/D's were held in trust for one of his children, another problem would arise if Andy became access to Andy's money and then it would be necessary to have the Court appoint a guardian for Andy. Even though the guardian could be one of Andy's children, this could create a needless expense and a great incon venience. At the very least, Andy should have a Will which states that whatever money is left in Andy's estate after the costs of his daily living, lifetime paid will be distributed to his children equally, if that is Andy's wishes. This Will, of course, would require a probate on Andy's death but Andy would have been provided for during his lifetime. A much better way of handling Andy's estate, however, would be for Andy to create a Living Trust. He could then place all of his assets into the trust by transferring the title to his assets from his individual name into his name as Trustee of his trust. Andy would then retain full control of his assets while he is competent, or chooses to have such control, but upon his incapacity the successor trustee that he names in the trust sets, pays his bills and keeps a record of receipts and disbursements. The trust will do the following things for Andy and his children: and provide for immediate distribution of all assets on Andy's death. 2. Avoid the necessity of a guardianship if Andy is incapacitated. 3. Provide money management during Andy's lifetime if Andy is unable Mr. Myers is the owner of Akerson St. Petersburg, Florida. The teleMyers welcomes calls regarding this article and other related legal topics. This column outlines general legal principles and is not intended to give you legal advice. If you have a speconsult an attorney. Classied Adv ertising $450* for a 10 wor d ad. 20 each additional wor d. D isplay Adv ertising from $1420** per column inch


52 Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 Until the Fall Pictured (L-R): Marcia Provost, co-chairwoman; Joan Barry, vice president; Ann Martin, Speaker and Judy Zielinski, co-chairwoman The Gulfport Women's Club met on April 11th for the last meeting of the 20112012 calendar. A delicious potluck was held in the Town Shores clubhouse Africa as a missionary with the Thread of Life Ministry. Ann taught the women and young girls of the Maasai Tribe the art of sewing which in turn gave them a way to help themselves and their families to better their lives. Second Place, Dolly Sarica and Third Place, Diane Dagenais. 14th. Have a safe summer and they'll see you in the fall. The Gulfport Women's Club is a volunteer organization working to better the lives of children and seniors in Gulfport. Anyone interested in joining can call Joan at 345-5443. Energy Assistance Available for Seniors Senior citizens may be eligible for $600 to help pay power bills through the Emergency Energy Assistance Program. To receive assistance, county residents who are age 60 or older must have a crisis with a delinquent notice from the utility company or a notice that power has been shut off. They may also qualify for a voucher for heaters and blankets. In hot weather, they may qualify to receive repairs to a cooling unit or a voucher for a fan. Funded by the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco/Pinellas Inc., the program enables eligible seniors to receive help up to twice a year during each high-demand season. Pinellas County Health and Human Services staff members screen applicants to determine if they meet income limits: 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, a limit of $16,355 a year on a household of one. For two people, the income limit is $22,065. There is an addition of $5,730 for each additional household member. Prospective clients can either stop by a Health and Human Services and information. Call Annie Shaw at 727-464-8400 in Clearwater or Anne Eicher at 727-582-7781 in St. Petersburg. Health and Human Cleveland St., Suite 230, Clearwater, Petersburg. 43rd Street Seniors Club to Meet The 43rd Street Senior Citizens Club meets on the third Friday of each month at 12 noon at Christ Lutheran Church, 3451 30th Avenue through May. Bring a covered dish and a $1 donation. Public is welcome for fun and games. Call Mary Ann at 727-595-8648 or Beverly at 727328-1266.


Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 53 Everyday Cheap$kateBy Mary HuntA Badge of Thrifty Honor On the same day that our watersoftening system blew a pressure machine started making those sounds that signal impending death. It, and its twin Whirlpool dryer, are going on 16 years old. Seems like only yesterday we bought them at a local warehouse club for the bargain price just a couple of workhorses. Ive repaired the washing machine repaired it myself with the help of But now the motor is shot, and thats a repair that just does not make economic sense. problem was when I noticed rust stains on my whites. Im a little picky when it comes to clean laundry. That I wrung a few more months out of that tired piece of machinery with a for dealing with rusting washers. The rust became so nasty and persistent it burned right through. Discovering small pieces of rusty metal in with the laundry is never a good sign. My research assured me that I do not want to go with a front-loading washing machine, as I prefer to learn from others mistakes rather than learning from my own. After some serious research, reviews and shopping trips, we settled on the LG Waveforce Ultra Large Capacity and companion steam dryer. The washer is a top-loading HE without the center agitator, which eliminates the problems that are inherent with a front loader without compromising the water-saving feature. This washer is getting rave reviews and comes in three models. Of course, I want the top of the line, which retails for $1,099. Yeah, you read that right. And the dryer costs even more. I set out to beat those prices without giving up the quality of this washer. Its a beaut, with a sanitary option, which I really want. Thankfully, the old washer is still operational with a great deal of oversight, which gave me time to work some magic on that price. I am happy to report my brand new, factory sealed with full factory warranty washer is sitting in my garage. I paid $650 for it. Its considered refurbished because it was removed from its box to sit on the red carpet at a trade show. It has a tiny ding on one side, way down at the bottom. I call this a Badge of Thrifty Honor. Yes, I still need the dryer. Dont worry that I might be forced to pay Imagine that: The matching set for $1,300 plus tax -nearly half of retail. Yes, I am a cheapskate. And proud


54 Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 The Gabber would like to introduce a new occasional column depicting life in Gulfport in the good ole days, through the eyes of Gulfportian Wayne Bowen.Remembering Poppy grandfather who served the city of manager of the Gulfport Casino, and town foreman/superintendent in the late 1930s into the 1950s. Being the name Poppy. His friends called him Whit or sometimes Whistling Whit; a name derived from his almost constant whistling, especially when behind the wheel of his pickup. Poppy brought his family--wife Clara, son Malcolm, daughters Margaret to Gulfport from Athens, Georgia in 1930, after a stay in Tampa. In 1941, Poppy was promoted from assistant manager of the Gulfport Casino to manager. The teenaged Whitworth daughters worked in the Casino as hatcheck girls and concession helpers. Occasionally they would dance with young men who came to the dances, but only with Poppys approval of course. In January 1940, a winter with a hard freeze, I was born into the Whitworth family as the son of Bowen, Jr., owner of Bowens Market at the corner of Tangerine and 52nd street. My mom and dad had met as kids when the Bowens moved from Clare, Michigan to a small house on Street in Gulfport. The Court was of the property, and interestingly my wifes maternal grandfather. I, as well as my cousins, have many fond memories of our childhood years in Gulfport, especially times spent with Poppy. He took me riding in his pickup truck and at rare times, as truck. Often, Poppy chopped off the heads of chickens on an old tree stump in the back yard of their home at 1715 51st street in preparation of dinner. Much to my amazement, the headless chickens would run around the yard a bit before succumbing to the fatal blow. Pretty big deal for a kid. One Thanksgiving he set up a dining table on sawhorses in their driveway, along with folding wooden chairs borrowed from the Scout Building. To give the ladies of the family a break from preparations, Poppy purchased the entire dinner, turkey and trimmings, from Webbs City. One year around Easter, Poppy had been searching for wooden timbers to build a cross for the annual sunrise services, jointly sponsored by the Gulfport Methodist Church and the Gulfport Community Baptist Church, to be held on Gulfport beach. While working on the beach he spied a piece of wood several feet long and maybe eighteen or so inches wide he constructed a sturdy cross, which was displayed at the sunrise services for several years. Poppy was a founding member of the Gulfport Community Baptist Church, which temporarily met at the Scout building just west of the Gulfport Methodist Church. Eventually the church built a block building at the corner of 55th street and 22nd avenue. I fondly remember my brother Gary and me saving our pennies in an empty coffee jar to buy a cement block for the new church. Later, a much larger sanctuary was In 1958, as he enjoyed a glass of cold room table, Poppy and I talked about my impending departure to the University of Florida. His one piece of grandfatherly advice to me was watch out for the girls. Sadly, one evening in 1959 as I returned to my room at the University Lodge I had a premonition that something was wrong back in Gulfport. I did not call home due to the late hour. Early the next morning by father phoned me with the news that Poppy had been killed in a onecar collision on Tangerine Avenue while returning from Webbs City, his favorite store. I returned home that day on the Greyhound bus. The crowd of folks at his funeral at the Community Baptist Church spilled out onto the front steps of the church. The funeral cortege stretched for blocks as it made its way from Gulfport to Memorial Park for his internment. I loved my Poppy and I still miss him. a 1952 photo of Poppy holding his granddaughter Joyce, currently a resident of Seminole.


Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 55 A Gracious Celebrity Photo by Joe Mestas Shaq O'Neal was soaking up sun at Caddy's Beach Bar in Treasure Island with his family last weekend. He took time to sign autographs for Sandra Mestas and J.R. Farrell. Sandra said "Wow, he is a giant and a very nice man."


56 Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 Appliance Repair APPLIANCE REPAIR SERVICERefrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher Repairs. In Home Diagnostic Only $19.95. Call 727-347-1555. Mention Gabber Ad for 20% Off Repair. Automotive Service DO YOU REPAIR POWER WINDOWS?People are calling the Gabber looking for your service! Please call today to advertise, starting at $14/wk. 321-6965. Caregivers STAY OUT OF A NURSING HOMEBay Area Care Offers Live-Ins, Hourly Care for in-home help. Lic. 5969. Call 727-424-1979. EXPERIENCED, CARING CNA-Available for Meals, Personal Care, Drs./Errands. Available All Shifts. Excellent References. Call Donna 727-954-7316. 21yr. Gulfport Resident. COMPASSIONATE HOME HEALTH-Aide. Will Assist with Total Care, Housekeeping, Errands, Etc. Over 20yrs. of Caring for Others. 727-488-4586. Shri 727-612-8582. CALL SUZIE 727-864-9923Personal Care while Looking Out for Your Well Being. Personal Secretary, Errands/Transportation Provided. Light Housekeeping/Laundry, Meal Preparation, Honest & Dependable. Licensed/ Bonded. Classes/Tutoring CALL CONNIE!-She Does Windows, Anything. Mops, Cooks, Cleans. Adult Sits, All for Only $10.00 per hr. 4hr. minimum. 727-3451520. LETS SLAY YOUR MESS-Declutter your Closets, Kitchen, Garage. Tackle your Storage Areas. Solutions to Stay Clutter Free. Guaranteed Results 727-564-8499. CARPET CLEANINGRepairs, ReStretching, Sales & Service. Carl 727-460-7153. WENDYS CLEANING SERVICEIll clean your house like its mine. 20 Years Experience. Call for price, 727-481-8138. HEIDIS DETAILED CLEANINGSpecializing in Residential/Commercial, Carpet Cleaning, Windows, too. Available Weekends. Licensed/ Insured/Bonded. Please Call for free Estimate. 727-254-1950. www.stpetersburgcleaningcom pany.comWe Dont Cut Corners... We Clean Them!Lisas Services: Condos, Homes & Commerical. License #2557. References. 727-6449339. Leave Message. NATURALLY HOUSEPROUDResidential Cleaning Services. Natural plant based 100% biodegradable cleaning products used. Houses, condos, apartments & rentals. Services: One-Time, Weekly/bi-weekly, Monthly/bi-monthly, Move-in/Move-Out. Discounts Veterans & Seniors! Licensed/Bonded/ Insured. Free Estimates. Call 727-954-3332 or visit www.naturallyhouseproud.net. Computer Service TRUTECH SOLUTIONS 727-343-2838In-Home Services: Internet Security, Training, Virus & SpyWare Removal, Maintenance & Repair, Data Recovery. (PC & Mac). COMPUTER REPAIR-Maintenance, Wireless, Tutor, Virus Removal, etc. Fast service, $35/ hr., Work guaranteed. Over 20 years experience. PC and Apple Literate. Call Bob 727656-0435. Electrical AC ELECTRIC 727-345-3108Over 30 years. Experience. Residential & Commercial. New or Remodel work, Service Upgrades, Lightning Arrestors, Fans and Lighting Installed. State License #ER0007653. Accounting Cleaning/Housekeeping Cleaning/Housekeeping


Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 57 Handy Person CARPENTER DEPENDABLE!Have Tools Will Travel Trustworthy. Doors, Decks/Eaves/Rotted Wood, Etc. 24 Year Gabber Advertiser. Free Estimates, Lic. C-5754. 727-821-9973. GERMAN HANDYMAN-30+ Years Experience, Any Job, Any Time, Nights, Weekends. Reasonable, Reliable, Honest, Guaranteed. Free Estimates, Senior Citizens Discount, 727-432-8369. CLEAN OUT-CLEAN UP APTS.Houses, Handyman, Yard Work, Cut Small Lots, Palm Trees, Trim & Rake, Hauling. Call Sylvester, 727-460-8721. HOME REPAIRS-Many Years of Experience. Quick Response to your Call and Get the Job Done Right. Call Gus 727-644-6194 Low Rates. EXTREME HANDYMANSmall, Big, All Jobs. Affordable Rates, Friendly Reliable Service. 25 Years Experience in Most Fields. Call Jamie, 727-254-1392.HANDYMAN SERVICESFree Estimates. We Do It all! You Dont Pay Anything Till Job is Complete, Great References! 727-688-9565. Licensed/Insured. DOORS, DOORS, DOORS & MORE!Need a Door Installed? Call a Doorman. Wes Mare 727-344-1074. 35yrs Installing Doors & Repairs. VETERAN USMCFather of Six, Great Attitude, Hard Working Available to do Any Type of Quality/Skilled work. Gulfport Resident. 386-878-9408. Heat/Air Conditioning Home Improvement DAVID BUIDENS DRAFTING-Energy Calc-s w/Manual J. New Construction, retail, additions & code compliance, Zoning, remodel, kitchen & baths.727-269-1677. dbuidens2@hotmail.com A OLD TIME ROOFING CO. Residential, Commercial. All Types, Shingle & Tile Specialists. Old Time Workmanship & Integrity. Let A Old-Timer Do It! For all Veterans up to $450* Rebate. Licensed RCC0051451 and Insured. 824-9996. Call for Details. PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965. Electrical Heat/Air Conditioning Heat/Air Conditioning PLACE YOUR AD HERE Starting at $14 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.CONCRETE BLOCK & BRICK WORKDriveways, Patios, Sidewalks & Slab Addi tions. Lic#C8057 & Insured. 30 Years Experi ence. 727-418-1701.


58 Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 GIANT MART 5485 HAINES RD. 33714We buy and sell windows, doors, aluminum awnings. Screens made or rescreened fast. 526-1494. WALL & CEILING REPAIRS/PAINTINGInterior/Exterior, Drywall/Plaster/Stucco, Texture, Wallpaper & Popcorn Removal, Insured. Over 30yrs. Exp. #C4672 References. 15% Off 727-458-4209. RESCREENING-1 Panel OK. Window Screens, Pool Cages, Sunrooms, Screen Rooms, Carports, Hurricane Windows/Screens, Concrete Slabs, Sot/Facia. Visa/Master Card, Free Estimates. 727-804-4300. RX11066857.ROOFING REPAIRS $99 & UP30 Year Owens Corning Shingles. Metal roofing, at roofs. Lic#CCC1326066. Call 727418-3357. Insurance HEALTH & DENTAL PLANS$49.95 per Month, Entire Household. Includes Vision, Chiropratic & Prescriptions Discount. 24/7 Telemedicine. Call 727-557-9610.INSURANCE BEST RATESOver 30 Years Experience. Auto, Home, Life & Medicare Advantage. Call Bennie Brinson, 727-328-9878. Lawn/Landscape GULF TO BAY LAWN & LANDSCAPINGFree Estimates, We Aim to Please. Mulch, Tree Trimming, Clean-ups, Hauling and Lawn Maintenance. Also do Soft/Fascia Gutters and Vinyl Siding. Commercial/Residential. Licensed and Insured. 727-278-9977, 727-278-9818. 20% OFF SPRING SALE!Bermans Botanicals Lawn Service, Landscaping, Trimming, Wholesale Plants, Planting, Clean Up. Call for FREE estimate. 727320-6342 LAWN & HAULAffordable Prices. Roof Clean ing, Mowing, Hedge/Tree Trimming, Brush Removal, Code Violation Clean-Ups, Debris Hauling. Dependable. Senior Discounts. Dave, 727-215-2229. Home Improvement Home Improvement 1/2 PRICE TREE SERVICECertied Arborist. Neat, Clean Professional. Removals, Trimming, Clean-Ups, No Job to Big or Small. Licensed & Insured. 727-3464900. Lawn/Landscape


Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 59 DANS HAULING-727-341-1135. Full Service Clean-ups. Drop Off Trailers. Painting PINNIX PAINTING INC.Interior, Exterior. In Business Locally Since 1980. Free Estimates. Commercial Residential References Upon Request. Lic. #C4334. 548-9293. Plumbing LINGOS PLUMBING RELIABLE-Repairs, Replacements, Fixtures. Sewers, Cleaning, Remodels, New Construction, Better Business Bureau Lic.#CFC1426040. 727-403-9523.SMALL JOB PLUMBINGSeniors Discounts, CFC1428150 Low Rates 727-525-3952. Small Engine Repair PRESSURE WASHERSService, Parts, Free Pick-Up. Also Power Washing Service. 1 Stop Shop 4 Cleaning Needs. St. Pete PSI, 727-278-9579. www.psipressurewasher.com Miscellaneous Service ALTERATIONSMost Slack & Jean Hems $7. Skirt Hems $10. Eileens Resale Boutique, 5401 Gulfport Blvd. Open Tue-Sat. 10-3p.m. Help Wanted STOCK ROOM/CLERKGulfport Liquiors, 4918 22nd Ave. S. Apply in Person, M-F8a.m.-2p.m. Heavy Lifting Required. Background Check. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES-Director. The City of Gulfport is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual who is interested in joining a highly professional management team. The position is at a Directors level that reports to the City Manager. Duties include, but are not limited to; Administering City nancial affairs, budget preparation and control, and direct supervision of purchasing, utility billing and customer service staff. The selected candidate well need to demonstrate highly developed interpersonal skills and a commitment to teamwork and customer service. Minimum requirements: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a degree in Business Administration, Accounting or a related eld, and ve years experience in the supervision of public employees in related programs. Florida government experience and certication as a CPA or CGFO is preferred. Salary range: $67,417 $101,710 annually with excellent benets, including a City contribution of 12% to a 401(a) retirement plan. The City of Gulfport is an equal opportunity employer and proactively encourages workplace diversity. Background/drug screenings will be conducted. Applications will be accepted until close of business on May 4, 2012. Please direct application to Human Resources, City of Gulfport, 2401 53rd Street South, Gulfport, Fl. 33707 or to mperez@mygulfport.us. E.O.E. PERSONAL ASSISTANT NEEDEDGood Salary. Must be 18+ years old. Interested applicant should contact. BenDaton@live.com P/T (SEASONAL)-FUEL RAMP-Attendant. City of Gulfport. Ability to work exible hoursweekends, weekdays, & holidays. Strong customer service skills and cashier experience preferred. Light maintenance and custodial duties. Background/drug screens and physicals will be conducted. Entry $9.579 Hrly, Applications accepted at City Hall, 2401 53rd Street So. or via fax at (727)893-1005. E.O.E. Automotive ABC JUNK CARSWeve Paid the Most Cash For Junk & Unwanted Vehicles for Over a Decade Now. No Lies Just Honest Business. So Call us First or Call us Last, but Call Us! 727-458-7710 PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 321-6965.REWARD $400MIN. $CASH NOW$For Junk or Used Cars Trucks Vans. Honest Same day service. Free Towing. 727-564-0831 or 727-458-3721. Furniture/Appliances CHINESE CHINA CABINET-Black lacquer with hand painting 72 wide 727-595-0423. LANE MID CENTURY-Sectional Sofa, 3 Tables, 2 Lamps and More. Excellent Condition! Computer and Printer $100. 727-742-0561. General MURRY RIDING MOWER40 cut, front engine, lawn tractor, 13HP, rear twin grass Catcher, New Battery, Belt & Blades. $400. 727-866-0397. GULFPORT LIONS CLUB Available For Parties, Weddings, Meetings. Great Waterfront Location With Full Facilities. Call Art for Info and Dates. 321-5717. MISTAKENLY DONATED INSPECTORLewis DVD to Gulfport Library. Was not Mine, would be Interested in Buying Back. Please Call 727-345-4287. 2 HALLS FOR RENT-Small 150pp. Large 300pp. Weddings, Meetings, Celebrations. Lithuanian American Club 4880 46th Ave. N. St. Petersburg. Vida 727-866-7936. Moving/Hauling Plumbing Help Wanted PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $4.50 per issue. Call 727-321-6965.


60 Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 HAMMOCK FOR TWOTerra Cotta Striped, w/Canope & Stand, Never Used, Paid $350, $250 Firm. 727-458-8548. PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINERS8x8x16. Solid Sheet Aluminum and Galvanized Steel. New Condition, Will Deliver Local. $2800. 727-328-0102. Call Lynelle. Marine SAIL BOARD COMPLETE-$50. 727-3237682 WET SLIPS AVAILABLE-From 25 to 55 Sail of Power. $7.55/F. Easy Access to Gulf. Ample Parking. 5 Slips Left. 727-641-6465. COVERED BOAT SLIPS-for rent near the Madeira Beach McDonalds/American Legion. Gated Community, annual lease includes dock box, water, and electricity. No live-a-boards. Rates range for $96.67 to $114.23 per month (28 foot maximum). Call 727-397-1164 for information, Monday-Friday, 8a.m.-3p.m. ULTRA LIGHT AIRCRAFT-Flying inatable boat. 2 seats, 64 hp, trailer. See it at 7030 5th Ave. N. $6900. 727-515-2100. Pets/Animals DOG GROOMING WORKSHOPLearn to Groom Your Dog Like a Pro. BYOD. May 12th, 11a.m.-4p.m. 727-517-9546.GO TO WORK AND GET A KISS! The Career that Loves You Back. Have you Considered Pet Grooming. www.academyofanimalarts.com 727-517-9546. Wanted WANTED REEL TO REEL TAPES-Call 727421-4019. ZIPPO LIGHTERS WANTED-Military, and Tobacco Pipes. Private Collector. 727-525-4584. Legal Notices PLACE YOUR AD HERE$14.00 for 20 words, includes notarized afdavit of publication and tear sheet. $5.00 notary fee. 321-6965. Yard/Garage Sale SATURDAY 9-4 5625 27TH AVE. S.Furniture, Suitcases, Kitchen Equipment, Dog Crate, Bar Stools, More! Everything Must Go! 5713 13TH AVE. S.-Thurs., & Friday. 9-3. BIG ESCAPE SALEFriday-Sunday 9-3, Birds Pay More! Rain or Shine. Additions Every Day. 5148 25th Ave. S. MOVING SALE-7101 Park St. S. (33707). Friday & Saturday 8am.-4pm. Everything and Anything! MOVING SALE-918 59th St. S. Furniture, Appliances, Clothes, Tools, 15yrs of Saving Things. Must Sell, Come Anytime. 727-4607153. 6154 6TH AVE. S.-Sat. 8am.-? Baby Furniture & Clothes. Lawn Tools, Antique Dishes, Odds & Ends. MULTI FAMILY BLOCK SALE-Sat. & Sun. 8am.-3pm. Causeway Village 1375 Pasadena Ave. S. 6th Dr. Dishes, Glassware, Collectibles, Beanies, Antiques, Holiday Items, Clothing and Much More. Also Entire Contents of 1 Mobile, Including Upright Freezer & Furniture. 50% OFF ALL-Ladies Blouses, Tops. 50% off All Mens Polos, Dress Shirts and Hawaiian Shirts. Eileens Resale Boutique. Open Tues.Sat. 10-3pm. 5838 24TH AVE S. -Friday & Saturday. 9-3p.m. Lawnmower w/catcher, glassware, kids clothes, china cabinet, collector dolls. ESTATE SALE -(Leisure World MHP on Ulmerton off of US19). 5 room Home. Furniture, Household Items, Tools and Everything in Between. 6138 137 Terr. N. Clearwater. Thurs. thru Sat. 8am.-5pm. Lost & Found Card of Thanks MAY THE SACRED Heart of Jesus be adored, gloried, loved, and preserved throughout the world. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. Blessed Mother, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer for ninet days, nine times a day. Then publish this prayer. Thank You, Jesus. G.F. PRAYER TO ST. JUDE This novena has never been known to fail. This novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Publication must be promised. Oh Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and call you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys & 3 Glorias. R.S. General Wanted Yard/Garage Sale


Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 61 1BR/1.5BA 1200SQFT.Bay Island Point Brittany Condo 55+. Free Deep Water Dock. Pool, Tennis, Clubhouse and More. $1100/Mo. 6Mos. or Yearly. 727-798-8117. GULFPORT 2BR APT.-Clean, Comfortable, Compact, Perfect for 1 person. Eat-in Kitchen, Central A/C, on-site Laundry. $650/Mo. Includes WSG. 1yr. lease +Deposit. Redecorating-Ready June 1 (or sooner). 702 64th St. S. Call 727-343-7921 for Appt. ST. PETE BEACH350 73rd Ave. 1BR W/D on site, C/H/A, Water Included. Great Location. $650/Mo. & Deposit. Petless. 813-967-0408. LARGE STUDIO-Walk to Gulfport Art Distict. Credit/Background Check. $550/Mo. +Security. Water, Trash, Parking Included. 727-3819626. QUIET STUDIO APT.-Attached to Single Family Home around corner from Gulfport Beach and Beach Blvd., with Shaded Private Patio, Good Southern Exposure, Hardwood rs, Off St. Parking, Caretaker on Premises, Cable Included. No Smokers. $500/Mo. Please call Ralph at 727-345-0390 or Julie at 773-3397901. TOWN SHORES NOTTINGHAM-2BR/2BA. 1120sqft, 2nd oor standard unit. Galley Kitchen 16.5x8 Florida room. CH/A, Covered Carport, Furnished. $1000/Mo. No Pets/Smoking 727-345-3221. SMALL QUIET EFFICIENCIES -All utilities included. $100/wk. and up. Also need PT Handyman, Possible live-in. 727-289-3588. LARGE, SUNNY ST. PETE CONDO-Newly Renovated 1BR/1BA, Walk-in Closet. End Unit, 1st oor, Parking. $550/Mo. +$500/Security. No Pets. Available Now. 55+ 727-6861964. 7401 5TH AVE. N.-1BR $550. 2BR $725. (2nd r). Balcony. Small complex. Storage and Covered Parking Available. Onsite Laundry. Pets negotiable. 727-251-5546. TOWN SHORESAnnual Nottingham Bldg. 2BR/2BA Deluxe, 1250sqft. End Unit, Magnicent Views. Brand new carpet, paint, tile. Available Furnished/ Unfurnished. 678-222-8403. TENANT NOT PAYING For Fast, Reasonable Eviction Service, Call Gulfport Attorney Karen S. Keaton, Gulf Beaches Law, P.A. at 727-822-2200. 1BR CONDO ST. PETE BEACHAnnual $750/Mo. 1 Year Minimum. Seasonal Min 4 months $2000 plus Security. Close to Stores/ Beach. Dock & Pool. Background Check, 727453-0362. 2BR/1BA GULFPORT HOME-Freshly Painted & New Carpet. Central Air, Washer/Dryer Hook-up, Large Fenced Yard, 1 Car Attached Garage. Shady Corner Lot. Plenty of Storage 5105 18th Ave. S. Close to Stetson. No Smoking, No Section 8. Credit/Background Check. 695/Mo. plus Utilities. 727-418-2242. GULFPORT STUDIO15th Ave. S & 54th St. Private entrance, Fenced patio. Nice, modern. $580/mo. Elec./Water included. Non Smoker Please! 727-388-9555 TOWN SHORES DIPLOMAT-55+, ground oor, 2/2, unfurnished, roomy, 1450 sq. ft. Wide open waterfront views. 12 mo. lease. $1100/mo. 727-864-4022. 2BR/1BA APT.-3140 57th Ave. N. Large fenced yard. Move-in Now. $675/Mo. plus $500/Sec. Includes Water/Trash/Electric. No Section 8 727-641-6038 LES CHATEAUX-2BR, 2 Full Baths, New Windows, Ground oor, New Carpet, Remodeled Baths, Courtyard View. No Dogs. Non-Smoker. Heated Pool. Clubhouse. Laundry Facility. $975/Mo. Unfurnished. Annual Lease. Available June 1, 2012 Call Kathryn Challenger 727-365-6911. CONVENIENT GULFPORT LOCATION1BR/1BA Quiet Street, New A/C, Heat, Tiled Throuhout, Nice Sized Yard. $625/Mo. Avail May 1st. 973-539-5808. 2BR/1.5BA/1CG GULFPORTHuge Fenced Back Yard, Sprinkler System, C/H/A, New Kitchen, Available May 1st. $1200/Mo. + 727656-8552. Call for Appt. 1BR/1BA DUPLEXwith New Paint & Carpet. Private Front Porch, Large Backyard. 4942 14th Ave. So. $575/Mo. No Dogs. 773-5631194. PLACE YOUR AD HEREStarting at $14 per issue. Call 321-6965. Furnished Rentals 1BR/1BA CONDO IN FIVE TOWNS 55+5750 80th St. N. Includes Cooking Gas/Heat, Cable, Pool, Fitness Center. $625/Mo. +Sec. Small Pet Ok. Furnished, ground oor, back porch, 727-343-7343. 727-455-8998. Furnature Optional. $150.00 MOVES YOU IN Furnished Efciency, Utilities Included. 727-327-3898. GULFPORT, CLEAN AND-Comfortably Furnished & Fully Equipped, just bring a Suitcase. Walk to Restaurants & Beach. CH/A & W/D. (5030 29th Ave. S. Apt. B). Available 5/5. Call 727-418-7272. www.gulfport-orida-rentals.com. WEST ST. PETELarge modern 2BR/1BA apt. on ground oor. Includes desk, T.V.s, W/D, off-street parking. Available now for $700 plus deposit. 727-398-4617. Accommodations to Share HOME TO SHARE-Furnished, Cable, Concrete Parking, Washer/Dryer, Fenced Property, Utilities Included. No Smoking, Security Deposit, $100/Wk. Neat & Clean. 727-323-1039. Commercial Properties Rent OFFICE SPACE S. PASADENAAt Executive Bldg. 727-209-0606 or 727-688-1927. Real Estate Wanted BETTER THAN A SHORT SALEI can buy your property and give you cash if you are behind in your mortgage. Immediate approval. Realtors welcome. Paul, 727-498-2321 WINWINPARTNERS.INFO. GARAGE RENTAL WANTEDor covered parking for car. 727-360-9861 or 812-3691186 Open House Real Estate for Rent Real Estate for Rent QUIET 2BR/1BAIn 4-Plex near Beach. On site Laundry. $625/Mo. plus Security. Includes W/S/G. Call Teresa Johnson, Owner/Realtor, 727-403-7559. Real Estate Wanted


62 Gabber April 19 April 25, 2012 ST. PETE MOBILE HOMEResident Owned 55+ Park, 51x12, New Flooring, Sunroom, Carport, Furnished, $25,000. 15k-home/ 10kshare. Maintenance Fee $80/Mo. 315-7271801. TOWN SHORES 55+ CONDO-For Sale by Owner. Diplomat 1st oor. Disireable, Large 1450Sqft. 2/2 with Master Bedroom on the Bay. Breathe taking Open Waterviews from Most rooms. 3 Walk-in Closets. Private Back Door just Steps from Water. $147,000. 727864-4022Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale Real Estate for Sale MOBILE HOME CAUSEWAYVillage 55+. Water and Pool Views. Double Wide 1BR/ BA. New C/HA and Water Heater. Beautifully Landscaped. All Appliances. $10,000 rm. 727-692-1757.


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